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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National Zoo to Reveal Panda Cubs' Genders, Father

National Zoo to Reveal Panda Cubs' Genders, Father

The panda team at the National Zoo plans to reveal the gender of the giant panda cubs born recently, as well as which panda fathered the cubs.

Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend's Year-Old Son

Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend's Year-Old Son

Prince George's County Police have charged a man with killing his girlfriend's 1-year-old son while he babysat the child.

Petworth Store Shut Down for Selling Synthetic Drugs: AG

Petworth Store Shut Down for Selling Synthetic Drugs: AG

As D.C. officials fight the sale and use of synthetic drugs, a corner store that sold the drugs, according to the D.C. Office of the Attorney General, is being forced out of its building after the AG coordinated...

Va. Teen to Be Sentenced for Helping ISIS

Va. Teen to Be Sentenced for Helping ISIS

A Virginia high school student pleaded guilty Thursday to helping a classmate travel to Syria in hopes of joining ISIS.

Student Fatally Shot at Savannah State University

Student Fatally Shot at Savannah State University

A college junior died after being shot Thursday night in Savannah State University’s student union building. Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area, died at a local hospital, the college said in...

Man Charged With Murder After Deadly Fight

Man Charged With Murder After Deadly Fight

A Maryland man has been charged in the death of a Texas man who fell and hit his head after being assaulted in Washington.