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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Hundreds of Ferguson Protesters March in D.C.

Hundreds of Ferguson Protesters March in D.C.

Hundreds of protesters convened at Mount Vernon Square in Downtown D.C. Tuesday evening to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson...

Snow Expected Wednesday; Travel Not Advised

Snow Expected Wednesday; Travel Not Advised

A winter weather advisory has been issued in the D.C. area for Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year.

The Secret Inside the Postal Service

The Secret Inside the Postal Service

It’s a story the U.S. Postal Service did not want us to tell you: Sexual assaults committed not just by customers and strangers, but by postal employees against other postal employees.

2 Arrested in Murder of D.C. Lawyer in Santo Domingo

2 Arrested in Murder of D.C. Lawyer in Santo Domingo

A police spokesman in the Dominican Republic says two men have been arrested in the slaying of a Washington lawyer who was found dead last month at his home in Santo Domingo.

Fred Smoot, Ex-Redskins Player, Charged With Domestic Assault

Fred Smoot, Ex-Redskins Player, Charged With Domestic Assault

Former Washington Redskins player Fred Smoot was arrested Sunday in connection with a domestic assault at a home in Ashburn, Virginia, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

Juvenile Shot in Southeast D.C.

Juvenile Shot in Southeast D.C.

Police say a juvenile was shot in Southeast D.C. Tuesday evening.