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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Vigil Held for Slain U. of Mary Washington Student

Vigil Held for Slain U. of Mary Washington Student

Students at the University of Mary Washington are grieving. They held a private memorial for Grace Mann, a well-known classmate who was murdered. She had been fighting for student safety on campus.

250,000 People Celebrate 45 Years of Earth Day

250,000 People Celebrate 45 Years of Earth Day

A packed National Mall rocked out to celebrate 45 years of Earth Day. Artists including Usher, Mary J. Blige, Fall Out Boy and No Doubt performed while policymakers and celebrities spoke about the importance of...

Caps: Holtby Back At Practice After Getting Sick

Caps: Holtby Back At Practice After Getting Sick

The Capitals get ready for Game 3 -- with goalie Braden Holtby feeling better and back at practice.

Fire Rips Through Apartments, 27 Displaced

Fire Rips Through Apartments, 27 Displaced

Firefighters and a building alarm got everyone out safely.

Bus Carrying UConn Students Catches Fire on Mass. Highway

Bus Carrying UConn Students Catches Fire on Mass. Highway

One of four chartered buses taking UConn students to Boston caught fire on a ramp to the Massachusetts Turnpike in Sturbridge, Massachusetts on Saturday in an incident passengers described as "terrifying." There...

Authorities Search Again for Missing Hoggle Kids

Authorities Search Again for Missing Hoggle Kids

Montgomery County police and police from other agencies plan to conduct a search Sunday for Sarah Hoggle, 3, and Jacob Hoggle, 2.