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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Man in Animal Suit Threatens to Blow Up Baltimore TV Station

Man in Animal Suit Threatens to Blow Up Baltimore TV Station

Police shot a man who was dressed in a animal suit and threatened the Fox45 TV station in Baltimore Thursday afternoon, the station reported.

Beltway Traffic Backed Up for Miles After MD Crash

Beltway Traffic Backed Up for Miles After MD Crash

The Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway was backed up for four miles before evening rush hour Thursday because of a crash, officials said.

Historic Maryland Lighthouse Vandalized

Historic Maryland Lighthouse Vandalized

Authorities are investigating a break-in and vandalism at a historic lighthouse off the coast of Annapolis, Maryland.

Secret Service Plans to Raise White House Fence by 5 Feet

Secret Service Plans to Raise White House Fence by 5 Feet

The U.S. Secret Service plans to raise the height of the White House security fence by 5 feet and add a new concrete foundation to reduce the risk of fence-jumpers, according to a copy of an agency report...

3 Charged in Connection With San Bernardino Investigation

3 Charged in Connection With San Bernardino Investigation

The brother of one of the San Bernardino terror attack shooters was among three people arrested Thursday morning after warrants were served in a Southern California marriage fraud investigation.

Man Charged in Stabbing Death of Pregnant School Bus Driver

Man Charged in Stabbing Death of Pregnant School Bus Driver

An arrest has been made in the stabbing death of a pregnant Montgomery County school bus driver, Takoma Park police announced Thursday.