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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 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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Arrest Made in Murder of Artist, DC Police Say
Arrest Made in Murder of Artist, DC Police Say

Police have made an arrest in the murder of Corrina Mehiel, the North Carolina artist who was found bound and stabbed to death inside a rowhouse in northeast Washington last week.

Thief Dresses as Target Worker, Steals $40K in iPhones
Thief Dresses as Target Worker, Steals $40K in iPhones

Detectives in Virginia are looking for a woman who disguised herself as a Target employee and stole more than $40,000 worth of iPhones.

Man Shot, Killed in Police-Involved Shooting
Man Shot, Killed in Police-Involved Shooting

An Montgomery County police officer investigating a theft fatally shot the suspect after a confrontation, police said Tuesday.

Father of Rockville High School Rape Suspect Arrested by ICE
Father of Rockville High School Rape Suspect Arrested by ICE

Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes, 43, from Guatemala, was arrested by ICE agents on Friday, March 24. He is currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center after a review of his immigration history revealed his illegal status.

Nunes Facing Pressure to Step Away From House Russia Probe
Nunes Facing Pressure to Step Away From House Russia Probe

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes faced growing calls Tuesday to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence. Nunes acknowledged Monday that he reviewed intelligence reports at the White House complex and met a secret source behind his statement that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance. The Republican congressman's disclosure prompted the top Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, as well as the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, to call on Nunes to recuse himself from the committee's Russia probe.

Police: Teen Planned Shooting at Her Maryland High School
Police: Teen Planned Shooting at Her Maryland High School

A female high school student had immediate plans to bomb her school in Frederick County, Maryland, and shoot people, police say.