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...

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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Escaped Prisoner Ordered Held Without Bond

Escaped Prisoner Ordered Held Without Bond

A prisoner who escaped from a Northern Virginia hospital — and evaded capture for most of Tuesday morning — is back in the custody of U.S. marshals.

Man to Be Arraigned in Death of Maryland Boy

Man to Be Arraigned in Death of Maryland Boy

A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek is scheduled for arraignment on murder and other charges.

Prince George's Police Officer Accused of Hazing

Prince George's Police Officer Accused of Hazing

A Prince George's County Police officer accused of hazing in a lawsuit has been suspended from the department.

D.C. Officer Honored for Bravery at Navy Yard

D.C. Officer Honored for Bravery at Navy Yard

A District of Columbia police officer from Ellicott City is getting a congressional medal for killing the Washington Navy Yard shooter in 2013.

WATCH: Woman Leads Police on Dramatic Chase in Va.

WATCH: Woman Leads Police on Dramatic Chase in Va.

Three Fairfax County police officers were injured during a dramatic police chase that added to the chaos in Fairfax County Tuesday morning.

Missing Md. Man May Need Medication

Missing Md. Man May Need Medication

Prince George's County Police need your help finding a 59-year-old Upper Marlboro man who has been missing since Sunday.