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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Video Shows Bus Hijacker Arrest After Hitting, Killing Man

Video Shows Bus Hijacker Arrest After Hitting, Killing Man

A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked the bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The hijacker then drove the bus into a gas station parking lot and struck a worker, who later died.

Gunfire in 2 NW DC Locations Kills One, Worries Residents

Gunfire in 2 NW DC Locations Kills One, Worries Residents

One man in his early 20s was shot and killed in the 4500 block of Illinois Avenue, Northwest.

Accused Killer's Mom Testifies in Grace Mann Murder Trial

Accused Killer's Mom Testifies in Grace Mann Murder Trial

The mother of a man accused of killing a popular University of Mary Washington student activist last year took the stand for the defense Tuesday to explain her text messages with her son that day and describe...

Results for Virginia Local Elections

Results for Virginia Local Elections

Voters in cities and towns across Virginia cast their votes to select their local officials.

Trump, Clinton All But Certain to Face Off

Trump, Clinton All But Certain to Face Off

Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — a stunning...

It's 'Star Wars' Day: May the 4th Be With You

It's 'Star Wars' Day: May the 4th Be With You

It's not a national holiday, yet it might be an intergalactic one. May the Fourth, as in "May the Fourth Be With You," has become a day to celebrate all things Star Wars, especially following last year's revival...