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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More Than 1 Person Held DC Family Hostage: Filing

More Than 1 Person Held DC Family Hostage: Filing

Three members of a D.C. family -- and their housekeeper -- were held overnight by more than one person before they were slain last week, according to new court documents filed Friday afternoon in the case.

Rolling Thunder Will Roar Into D.C. Sunday

Rolling Thunder Will Roar Into D.C. Sunday

As hundreds of thousands of motorcycles race into the District for the Rolling Thunder Ride to Freedom, so will some road closures.

Civil War Sites Mark Memorial Day with Flags, Parade

Civil War Sites Mark Memorial Day with Flags, Parade

Maryland's two biggest Civil War battlefields are marking Memorial Day in distinctly different ways.

Hogan Vetoes Bills for Marijuana, Ex-Felons, Travel Websites

Hogan Vetoes Bills for Marijuana, Ex-Felons, Travel Websites

Gov. Larry Hogan has vetoed a bill that would have allowed ex-felons to vote before finishing their probation.

Woman Found Pushing Dead Son in Playground Swing

Woman Found Pushing Dead Son in Playground Swing

A toddler was found dead on a playground swing in Charles County, Maryland, Friday morning with his mother still pushing him.

New Trial Expected for Man Convicted of Chandra Levy's Death

New Trial Expected for Man Convicted of Chandra Levy's Death

A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the "interests of justice" would best be served by one.