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

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM EDT

Cruz Tells Iowa GOP His Tactics Helped Unite Party

Cruz Tells Iowa GOP His Tactics Helped Unite Party

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz once again preached his fiery brand of conservatism in a nearly 45-minute speech to influential Iowa Republicans at the state GOP's annual Reagan fundraising dinner.

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...

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Red Line Service Suspended After Report of Arcing Insulator

Red Line Service Suspended After Report of Arcing Insulator

Service is suspended on a portion of Metro's Red Line Sunday evening after a report of an arcing insulator at the Metro Center station, Metro Transit Police say.

'Life-Changing': Visitors React to African American Museum

'Life-Changing': Visitors React to African American Museum

"Phenomenal." "Hopeful." "Exhilarating." Visitors were enthralled by their visits to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, describing the experience as inspiring...

Hopkins' 5th Field Goal Gives Redskins 29-27 Win Over Giants

Hopkins' 5th Field Goal Gives Redskins 29-27 Win Over Giants

Dustin Hopkins kicked a 37-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter for his fifth of the game and the Washington Redskins avoid a near-disastrous 0-3 start with a 29-27 win over the penalty- and error-prone...

Timelapse: 52 Months of Museum Construction (in 106 Seconds)

Timelapse: 52 Months of Museum Construction (in 106 Seconds)

After 100 years in the making and 52 months of construction, the Smithsonian's long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors on the National Mall on Saturday.

Police: Uber Driver's SUV Stolen During Passenger Pick-Up

Police: Uber Driver's SUV Stolen During Passenger Pick-Up

Detectives said a driver for Uber stopped in the 300 block of 9th Street, Northeast, shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday to pick up a passenger.

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Killed in Boating Accident

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Killed in Boating Accident

Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24. Authorities said...