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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Report: Video Shows Man Walking Behind Missing U.Va. Student

Report: Video Shows Man Walking Behind Missing U.Va. Student

Police in Charlottesville are searching for a missing University of Virginia student.

Bowser Leads, But Race Could Be a Tossup: Poll

Bowser Leads, But Race Could Be a Tossup: Poll

Muriel Bowser shows a double-digit lead over her opponents in the first poll on this fall's D.C. mayoral election -- but that doesn't mean the race is a done deal. With nearly seven weeks to go until...

Georgetown Student Dies After Contracting Meningitis

Georgetown Student Dies After Contracting Meningitis

Georgetown University officials say a student passed away after apparently battling a bout of meningitis.

D.C. Leaders Propose Concealed-Carry Licensing Program

D.C. Leaders Propose Concealed-Carry Licensing Program

D.C. officials proposed allowing residents and non-residents to carry concealed handguns if they show a reason for seeking a permit.

Arizona Running Back Arrested on Assault Charges

Arizona Running Back Arrested on Assault Charges

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest...

'Affirmation': New Citizens Sworn in on Constitution Day

'Affirmation': New Citizens Sworn in on Constitution Day

Dozens of people marked the anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution by becoming citizens in a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington.