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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All Clear Given at Washington Navy Yard

All Clear Given at Washington Navy Yard

U.S. Capitol Police have given the all clear at the Washington Navy Yard after the report of a shooting Thursday morning, triggered vivid memories of a 2013 deadly mass shooting at the naval installation.

Md. Man Used Selfie Stick to Record Woman

Md. Man Used Selfie Stick to Record Woman

A Bethesda man has been accused of using a selfie stick to record videos of a woman who lived above him, according to Montgomery County Police.

Pedestrian Killed in Arlington IDed as 36-Year-Old Man

Pedestrian Killed in Arlington IDed as 36-Year-Old Man

Christopher Barton, 36, was struck as he tried to cross busy Arlington Boulevard near Montague Street about 1:10 a.m. Saturday.

14-Year-Old Metro Theft Suspect Arrested

14-Year-Old Metro Theft Suspect Arrested

Metro Transit Police arrested a 14-year-old boy Wednesday in connection with six iPhone robberies on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.

Suspect in D.C. Mansion Slayings Due in Court

Suspect in D.C. Mansion Slayings Due in Court

A man charged in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper inside a Washington mansion is due in court for a preliminary hearing.

Montgomery County Set to Require Paid Sick Time

Montgomery County Set to Require Paid Sick Time

County Executive Ike' Leggett is expected to sign the bill Thursday, which will require employers to provide a minimum of one hour paid time off for every 30 hours worked, up to seven full days a year.