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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Heavy Rain Moving Through D.C. Area

Heavy Rain Moving Through D.C. Area

Heavy rain is moving through the D.C. area Thursday afternoon, bringing isolated flash flooding to parts of the area.

Toddler May Have Been Shot by Child Playing With Gun: PD

Toddler May Have Been Shot by Child Playing With Gun: PD

A 3-year-old girl killed in southeast Washington, D.C.,Wednesday night may have been shot by another child who was playing with a gun, police revealed Thursday.

One Arrested in Triple Shooting in NW D.C.

One Arrested in Triple Shooting in NW D.C.

One person is in custody after a triple shooting in northwest D.C. Wednesday night.

Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Fairfax County

Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Fairfax County

A 70-year-old man has died after being struck by a vehicle in Lorton, Virginia.

Island Scoured for MH370 Clues After Debris Washes Ashore

Island Scoured for MH370 Clues After Debris Washes Ashore

The discovery of a piece of aircraft wing on an island in the Indian Ocean sparked an air, land and sea search, with investigators hoping to connect the debris to the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, NBC News...

FBI Probes Blast at Fed Facility; Recipe for Meth Found

FBI Probes Blast at Fed Facility; Recipe for Meth Found

The FBI is now leading the investigation into an explosion on a government campus that police have said could be tied to the manufacture of drugs.