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Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:23 AM EDT

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What's the cost of a shutdown? That's still unclear, but the number will reach into the billions.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM EDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:29 AM EDT

Federal Contractors Await Reduced Paychecks, Not Back Pay

Federal Contractors Await Reduced Paychecks, Not Back Pay

Federal workers may be eager for that next paycheck, and they have more reason to be than government contractors that won't be reimbursed for their days off.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM EDT

How It Works: Paychecks, Back Pay for Fed Workers

How It Works: Paychecks, Back Pay for Fed Workers

Back to work after 17 days off without pay, federal employees have ongoing questions about their paychecks.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:39 PM EDT

D.C. Lottery Starts Paying Out Prizes Again

D.C. Lottery Starts Paying Out Prizes Again

The waiting period for cashing winning lottery tickets in the District of Columbia is over.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM EDT

Federal Workers to Get Back Pay in Next Paycheck

Federal Workers to Get Back Pay in Next Paycheck

Federal workers who were furloughed or worked without pay during the shutdown will get back pay in their next paychecks, which for most employees come Oct. 29.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM EDT

Panda Cub Weighs Five Pounds; Eyes Opened

Panda Cub Weighs Five Pounds; Eyes Opened

Zookeepers provided the first updates on its growing panda cub Thursday morning, hours after the government shutdown ended.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 04:39 PM EDT

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

President Obama said "there are no winners here" after lawmakers reached a last-minute agreement to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown and avert default. The fiscal showdowns had inflicted "completely...

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 05:37 PM EDT

Marine Corps Marathon to Go On as Planned

Marine Corps Marathon to Go On as Planned

With the government shutdown over, the Marine Corps Marathon will go on as planned, marathon director Rick Nealis announced Thursday morning.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 01:12 PM EDT

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

After more than two weeks, parks and museums closed during the government shutdown reopened Thursday.

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Tropical Storm Hermine to Impact DC Area's Labor Day Weekend

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Baby Dies After Being Struck by Car While in Stroller

Baby Dies After Being Struck by Car While in Stroller

A 5-month-old baby has died and the baby's mother was seriously injured after they were struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning in Loudoun County.

NBC4's Wednesday Prime-Time Lineup Moving to Thursday

NBC4's Wednesday Prime-Time Lineup Moving to Thursday

As a hurricane bears down on Florida, the Redskins' final preseason game has been moved to Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Gov. Signs Executive Order to Start Schools After Labor Day

Gov. Signs Executive Order to Start Schools After Labor Day

Spokesmen for the governor and the comptroller on Monday declined to offer details, but both officials have supported starting school after Labor Day.

Trump Talks Border Wall With Mexican President

Trump Talks Border Wall With Mexican President

Standing alongside the president of Mexico, a measured Donald Trump on Wednesday firmly defended the right of the United States to build a massive border wall along its southern flank but declined to repeat his...

Pregnant Teen Stabbed Near School in Maryland: Police

Pregnant Teen Stabbed Near School in Maryland: Police

A 19-year-old pregnant woman has been stabbed in Kensington, Maryland, police say.