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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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Sanders: 'Hillary Clinton Must Become the Next President'

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Monday night, two liberal firebrands speaking amid tumult that exposed deep tensions between the party's...

Inside DC Jail: Conditions Improving, Still Hot for Inmates

Inside DC Jail: Conditions Improving, Still Hot for Inmates

News4 got exclusive access inside the jail on Tuesday and discovered temperatures were in the mid- to upper 70s, but some days are still reaching in the mid-80s.

Dog Burned in Fire at DC Apartment Building

Dog Burned in Fire at DC Apartment Building

A fire at an apartment building in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Northwest D.C. is sending a cloud of black smoke over the area and forcing residents to evacuate their homes.

Wage Gap in Prince George's County Impacts People with Disabilities

Wage Gap in Prince George's County Impacts People with Disabilities

When the Prince George’s County Council raised the county’s minimum wage above the state’s minimum wage, it left a wage gap for workers in state-funded nonprofits.

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History, Hostility as Clinton Ascends to Nomination

Taking her place in history, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night will become the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House, a triumphant moment for Democrats to relish before plunging into a bruising...

Cook Refuses Service to Va. Police Officer: Union

Cook Refuses Service to Va. Police Officer: Union

A cook at a Virginia restaurant refused to serve a police officer Monday night, according to the police union.