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...

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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Christmas Tree Fueled Fatal Md. Mansion Fire

Christmas Tree Fueled Fatal Md. Mansion Fire

A Christmas tree that had been cut down more than 60 days earlier fueled a massive mansion fire that killed six family members in Maryland, officials said Wednesday.

Metro Policy Reveals Emergency Procedures

Metro Policy Reveals Emergency Procedures

While many questions remain about just what happened in the response to the fatal smoke incident at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station two weeks ago, documents show exactly how that type of emergency should...

Water Main Mess in Dupont Circle

Water Main Mess in Dupont Circle

R Street was closed Wednesday evening between Connecticut Avenue and 21st Street NW due to a water main break.

Missing Va. Girl Believed to Be With Ill. Man

Missing Va. Girl Believed to Be With Ill. Man

Virginia police are looking for a teenager they believe ran away with a man she’d never met and now may be in serious danger, WSLS 10 in Roanoke reported.

Arrest Made After Witnesses Record Hit-and-Run

Arrest Made After Witnesses Record Hit-and-Run

A suspect has been arrested in a double hit-and-run in an Arlington parking lot after several people used cameras to record the incident.

Masked Gunmen Target D.C. Pharmacies for Pills, Cash

Masked Gunmen Target D.C. Pharmacies for Pills, Cash

A trio of thieves is targeting small pharmacies in the district with military precision.