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

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.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 07:33 AM EDT

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief at the end of the shutdown and debt limit crisis, with Asian stock markets rising following the deal. The debt impasse had rattled global markets and threatened the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:31 AM EDT

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

None of the politicians in Washington really came out of the government shutdown stalemate looking particularly good, but here's how the now-resolved standoff is likely to affect key players moving forward.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 03:31 PM EDT

Federal Employees Return to Work

Federal Employees Return to Work

Here's what we know now about this compromise plan, and what it means for federal workers and contractors.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:56 PM EDT

Furloughed Workers Take Refuge in NASA Drama Club

Furloughed Workers Take Refuge in NASA Drama Club

Some furloughed federal workers in Prince George's County looking an outlet from the shutdown have found refuge in the most unlikely places. NASA's music and drama club is one of them. Prince George's County Bureau reporter Zachary Kiesch finds out how their passion for theater is getting them through.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:21 AM EDT

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

President Barack Obama signed a bill early Thursday ending the 16-day partial government shutdown and raising the nation's debt limit after Congress passed a last-minute bipartisan deal just hours before...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:46 PM EDT

Police Chase Sparked by Woman's Beating Ends in Laurel Crash

Police Chase Sparked by Woman's Beating Ends in Laurel Crash

Two men are facing charges after a police chase that ended in a crash in Prince George's County. It started after an officer spotted a woman being beaten in the back seat of a car in Greenbelt, Md. Prince George's County Bureau reporter Zachary Kiesch shows us how the dramatic events unfolded.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:16 PM EDT

Reaction to Shutdown Deal on National Mall

Reaction to Shutdown Deal on National Mall

People on the National Mall react to news that Congress has reached a deal on the debt ceiling and ending the shutdown. News4's Mark Segraves reports.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 09:04 PM EDT

Furloughed Families Reassured About Help With Financial Struggles

Furloughed Families Reassured About Help With Financial Struggles

A roundtable in northern Virginia reassure customers hit by furlough that they could get help with financial struggles.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 05:32 PM EDT

People Happy With Deal in Congress But Left With Bad Taste

People Happy With Deal in Congress But Left With Bad Taste

People in D.C. told News4's Mark Segraves that while they are happy to learn of a deal in Congress, they are still put off by the shutdown.

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London Car Rampage, Stabbing Leave Attacker, 4 Others Dead

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Police Release Sketch of Man Wanted in 18 Year Old's Murder
Police Release Sketch of Man Wanted in 18 Year Old's Murder

Prince George's County police have released a composite sketch of the man they believe is responsible for the murder of an 18-year-old woman.