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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Teen Spits on, Punches Man at Eastern Market Metro

Teen Spits on, Punches Man at Eastern Market Metro

A teen spat in the face of a 69-year-old man at the Eastern Market Metro station Friday, then punched him in the face, Metro transit police say.

Celebrities Descend on D.C. for Correspondents Dinner

Celebrities Descend on D.C. for Correspondents Dinner

On the eve of the White House Correspondents Dinner, celebrities and journalists poured into town.

Wizards Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead Over Raptors With Win

Wizards Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead Over Raptors With Win

The Washington Wizards took a commanding 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against the Toronto Raptors with a 106-99 win Friday night.

Fairfax Co. Schools Consider Protections for Transgender Students

Fairfax Co. Schools Consider Protections for Transgender Students

Charlie Cranford Teague feels respected and accepted at South Lakes High School. Now, the gender-fluid Reston teen wants the same respect for transgender and gender-fluid students throughout Fairfax County...

Senate Staffer Charged With Drug Possession

Senate Staffer Charged With Drug Possession

An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal agents raided his home.

Man Gets 16 Years for Child Porn

Man Gets 16 Years for Child Porn

An Arlington man will spend the next 16 years of his life in jail for producing and possessing child pornography.