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...

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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UVa. Abduction Suspect Investigated in '03 Sex Assault

UVa. Abduction Suspect Investigated in '03 Sex Assault

Jesse Matthew, the man linked to the abduction of a University of Virginia student as well as the death of another young woman, was investigated for a campus sex assault years ago.

Secret Service Chief Julia Pierson Resigns

Secret Service Chief Julia Pierson Resigns

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, Deparment of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday afternoon.

Teen Killed in Northeast Shooting

Teen Killed in Northeast Shooting

Police say a teenager is in critical condition following a shooting near the Rhode Island Metro station in Northeast.

Doctor: Police Officer's Shooter is Paranoid Schizophrenic

Doctor: Police Officer's Shooter is Paranoid Schizophrenic

The man who shot a Alexandria police officer in February 2013 believed the FBI was controlling his thoughts and that he was dead already, a doctor testified in court Wednesday.

Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, Flew to Dallas Via D.C.

Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, Flew to Dallas Via D.C.

The patient diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas has been identified as a Liberian man named Thomas Eric Duncan, health officials confirmed to NBC News and the Associated Press. He is believed to have flown to...

Artist Creates Huge Portrait in the Ground of the National Mall

Artist Creates Huge Portrait in the Ground of the National Mall

The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling a giant portrait of a young man created in the landscape of the National Mall.