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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 value...

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...

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Women Descend on Washington in Show of Force

Women Descend on Washington in Show of Force

Hundreds of thousands of women, wearing pink, pointy-eared "pussyhats" to mock the new president, poured into the nation's capital by bus, car and train Saturday for a march aimed at showing Donald Trump they...

Metro Crowded, Many Garages Full as Thousands Head to March

Metro Crowded, Many Garages Full as Thousands Head to March

Metro stations are packed and more than a dozen parking facilities were full before noon Saturday as hundreds of thousands of participants headed to downtown D.C. for the Women's March on Washington. Trains are...

What to Know During the Women's March on Washington

What to Know During the Women's March on Washington

Here's everything you need to know if you're planning to attend the Women's March on Washington -- or want to avoid it.

By Plane, Train and Bus: Women Mass in DC for March

By Plane, Train and Bus: Women Mass in DC for March

Protesters by the hundreds of thousands flocked to Washington, D.C. by train, bus and plane for the Women's March on Washington Saturday. A city official in Washington said the turnout estimate for the Women's...

Federal Triangle Metro Station Reopens for Women's March

Federal Triangle Metro Station Reopens for Women's March

The Federal Triangle Metro station is closed Saturday, the day of the Women's March on Washington "[d]ue to security and logistical considerations," the transit system announced.

From Protests to Pomp: Dramatic Moments of Inauguration Day

From Protests to Pomp: Dramatic Moments of Inauguration Day

It's been a busy day in D.C. during a transfer of power that -- no matter where you sit on the political spectrum -- is getting everyone talking.