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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Driver Indicted After Crash That Killed Police Officer

Driver Indicted After Crash That Killed Police Officer

A Maryland man was been charged with manslaughter for the death of a Montgomery County police officer, who was struck and killed while making a traffic stop.

Hundreds of Dollars Vanished From School in Porn Case

Hundreds of Dollars Vanished From School in Porn Case

Hundreds of dollars recently disappeared from the school safe at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School, the same school where a volunteer aide allegedly recorded “vile sexual acts” between children.

First Zika Virus Case Confirmed in Maryland

First Zika Virus Case Confirmed in Maryland

The patient was found to have the virus after traveling to a country where transmission is active, officials said.

DC Streetcar Closer to Opening

DC Streetcar Closer to Opening

After years of delays and setbacks, D.C.'s troubled streetcar is closer than ever to carrying passengers.

4 Remaining Oregon Occupiers Surrender

4 Remaining Oregon Occupiers Surrender

The four remaining occupiers at an Oregon wildlife refuge surrendered Thursday morning after hours of tense negotiations, bringing an end to the weekslong protest over land rights and personal liberties. Federal...

Bill Would Create $100 Fine for Smoking in Car With Kids

Bill Would Create $100 Fine for Smoking in Car With Kids

People who smoke cigarettes in cars with children could be hit with a $100 fine if legislation proposed by a Virginia House Republican becomes law.