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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Find Hannah: Searchers Look for Missing Teen Saturday

Find Hannah: Searchers Look for Missing Teen Saturday

Hundreds of people are expected to scour Charlottesville Saturday for clues in the disappearance of U.Va. student Hannah Graham, as they mark one week since the 18-year-old was last seen.

Bicyclist Killed in Hit-And-Run Crash

Bicyclist Killed in Hit-And-Run Crash

Police identified the victim as 53-year-old Tonya Reaves of northeast Washington. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Missing Kids' Father Teams Up With Md. Missing Person's Network

Missing Kids' Father Teams Up With Md. Missing Person's Network

The father of two missing Maryland toddlers has teamed up with the Maryland Missing Person's Network in an effort to locate his young children.

Metro Will Go Back to Computer-Driven Trains

Metro Will Go Back to Computer-Driven Trains

Drivers remain in train cabs to operate doors and watch for trouble. But the automatic system is a smooth-ride feature that keeps trains on time. It's a feature of most modern subways.

Arlington Residents Worried about Housing Costs

Arlington Residents Worried about Housing Costs

The findings are part of a three-year study of affordable housing in Arlington and will be presented Monday at a community discussion.

Navy Avoids Lectures to Fight Sexual Assaults

Navy Avoids Lectures to Fight Sexual Assaults

A heightened focus of the training will be on bystander intervention, which leaders believe is a major component to stemming the tide of sexual assaults that have flummoxed military officials for years.