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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Suspect Arrested in Killing of Houston-Area Deputy

Suspect Arrested in Killing of Houston-Area Deputy

Officials say a suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman was scheduled to hold a news conference at 4:30 p.m.

Two Dead, One Injured in SE D.C. Shooting

Two Dead, One Injured in SE D.C. Shooting

Police said the incident occurred on the 4900 block of B Street, Southeast, just before midnight Friday.

RGIII Not Clear to Play; Cousins to Start

RGIII Not Clear to Play; Cousins to Start

Robert Griffin III will not play Saturday after all, a reversal of Thursday's decision clearing him for the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.

No-Confidence Vote on Lanier Possible

No-Confidence Vote on Lanier Possible

All Metropolitan Police Department officers have been pulled from vacation, desk duty and other details Friday through Sunday for an "All Hands on Deck" response to crime, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said.

D.C. Has Worst Traffic in U.S., Study Says

D.C. Has Worst Traffic in U.S., Study Says

Commuters in Washington, D.C., suffer the most, losing an average of 82 hours a year to rush-hour slowdowns, a new study finds.

Police Arrest Missing Convicted Sex Offender

Police Arrest Missing Convicted Sex Offender

Metropolitan police said they arrested a convicted sex offender who disappeared near Landover Hills Thursday afternoon.