Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM EDT

Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Federal employees are back to work, but the possibility of another government shutdown looms, creating angst for the web of contractors who work in the Washington area and beyond.

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:53 AM EDT

Prospects for Immigration Reform Uncertain After Shutdown

Prospects for Immigration Reform Uncertain After Shutdown

Prospects for a comprehensive immigration reform bill remain cloudy after the government shutdown fiasco as activists continue to push their cause, according to NBC News.

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:04 AM EDT

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

The U.S. dollar has been the world’s reigning currency for nearly 70 years, however Washington’s brush with default this week has renewed debate about the weakening greenback and the effect its loss of value...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 05:01 PM EDT

Google+ Hangout on Shutdown's Effect

Google+ Hangout on Shutdown's Effect

Check out NBCWashington's special video chat about the lingering impact of the federal government shutdown. The discussion was moderated by News4 investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane and Wendy Warren,...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:14 AM EDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM EDT

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers were ordered back on the job Thursday after Congress ended the 16-day government shutdown with a last-minute deal that also averted a debt default.

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Freezing Rain Ending; Icy Spots Remain

Freezing Rain Ending; Icy Spots Remain

Ice has coated much of the metro Washington area, leaving roadways and sidewalks slick as sleet and freezing rain fell throughout the day Sunday.

Police: Man Lying in Road Struck, Killed

Police: Man Lying in Road Struck, Killed

Police in Prince George's County say a pedestrian is dead after he was struck by an SUV in Camp Springs.

Fisherman Gets Prison for Illegal Striped Bass Harvest

Fisherman Gets Prison for Illegal Striped Bass Harvest

Hayden acknowledged as part of a plea deal that from at least 2007 to 2011 he and co-conspirators illegally harvested 185,925 pounds of striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay.

AAA: Gas Prices Rise in D.C., Maryland

AAA: Gas Prices Rise in D.C., Maryland

Drivers in D.C and Maryland are paying more at the pump, according to AAA.

Car Crashes, Catches Fire; One Person Killed

Car Crashes, Catches Fire; One Person Killed

Route 50 west was closed for the rescue and investigation. All lanes have since been reopened.

D.C. Revenues Increase, Shrinking Budget Gap

D.C. Revenues Increase, Shrinking Budget Gap

Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city must close a $250 million gap between anticipated spending and revenues.