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Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM EDT

Cruz Tells Iowa GOP His Tactics Helped Unite Party

Cruz Tells Iowa GOP His Tactics Helped Unite Party

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz once again preached his fiery brand of conservatism in a nearly 45-minute speech to influential Iowa Republicans at the state GOP's annual Reagan fundraising dinner.

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 value...

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...

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2-5" of Rain Possible in DC Area; Flash Flood Watch

2-5" of Rain Possible in DC Area; Flash Flood Watch

Heavy, potentially dangerous rain has started to douse the D.C. area Wednesday afternoon and will continue into Thursday -- with as much as 2 to 5 inches possible in some parts.

Hero School Bus Driver Surprised With Thank-You Party

Hero School Bus Driver Surprised With Thank-You Party

"I'm a mommy. And mommy watches out for her babies," school bus driver Renita Smith said about saving 20 when her bus burst into flames.

Medical Examiner: Terrence Sterling Was Shot in Back, Neck

Medical Examiner: Terrence Sterling Was Shot in Back, Neck

The motorcyclist killed this month by a D.C. police officer suffered gunshot wounds to the back and neck, the D.C. medical examiner said Wednesday afternoon.

Woman Kidnapped While Waiting for Bus in DC, Police Say

Woman Kidnapped While Waiting for Bus in DC, Police Say

A woman was kidnapped in broad daylight in D.C's Petworth neighborhood Tuesday and was forced to take her kidnappers to her apartment, where they stole from her and then left, police said.

Majority of Voters Say Clinton Won the Debate: Poll

Majority of Voters Say Clinton Won the Debate: Poll

A majority (52 percent) of voters who followed the first presidential debate said Hillary Clinton won, according to an NBC News/Survey Monkey post-debate poll. Twenty-one percent of those polled thought...

Congress Overrides Obama's Veto of Sept. 11 Bill

Congress Overrides Obama's Veto of Sept. 11 Bill

Congress has rejected a veto by President Barack Obama for the first time since he became president. The House voted 348-77 Wednesday to override his veto of legislation and allow the families of Sept. 11...