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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Arrest Made in Md. Popeyes Murder

Arrest Made in Md. Popeyes Murder

Police say a manager found the woman suffering from traumatic injuries Sunday morning in the back stock area of the restaurant on Ritchie Highway. The woman was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Woman Killed, 3-Year-Old Injured in Prince George's Accident

Woman Killed, 3-Year-Old Injured in Prince George's Accident

A woman died and a 3-year-old was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident in Prince George's County, Maryland, Monday afternoon.

Consultant Off Bowser Campaign After Philly Scandal Surfaces

Consultant Off Bowser Campaign After Philly Scandal Surfaces

A high-level consultant to D.C. mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser is no longer working for her campaign after he and his company were publicly linked to another mayoral campaign scandal.

Hiker Killed After Being Pinned Under Boulder Identified

Hiker Killed After Being Pinned Under Boulder Identified

A hiker on Hermit Island in the Potomac River died Sunday after he was pinned under a large boulder, emergency officials said.

Suspicious Death in Fairfax County, Virginia

Suspicious Death in Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia, police are investigating a suspicious death.

2 Injured as Vehicle Crashes Into Md. Dunkin' Donuts

2 Injured as Vehicle Crashes Into Md. Dunkin' Donuts

Two people were hospitalized after a vehicle crashed into a Dunkin' Donuts in Howard County, Maryland, Monday.