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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Group Sought in Triple Shooting in SE

Group Sought in Triple Shooting in SE

Metropolitan Police are searching for a group of people who were involved in a shooting that injured three men Sunday afternoon in Southeast D.C.

D.C. Runners Return to Boston Marathon

D.C. Runners Return to Boston Marathon

News4's Erika Gonzalez found out the D.C.-area runners headed to Boston all had a different reason for running the race this year.

Abducted Toddler Found Safe in Virginia

Abducted Toddler Found Safe in Virginia

North Carolina has cancelled issued an Amber Alert for a 10-month-old girl after she was found unharmed in Emporia, Va.

Two Deputies Hurt as Shoplifting Suspect Flees

Two Deputies Hurt as Shoplifting Suspect Flees

Two Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputies were injured when they tried to stop a shoplifter from fleeing the scene on Saturday afternoon.

One Dead, Three Hurt as Truck Hit in Side

One Dead, Three Hurt as Truck Hit in Side

Maryland State Police said one person was killed and four others injured when a truck trying to cross Route 15 in Emmitsburg was hit by an oncoming car Sunday afternoon.

Driver Hit Near Own Disabled Car

Driver Hit Near Own Disabled Car

Howard County police say a woman is seriously injured after her disabled vehicle was struck by another vehicle in Laurel.