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

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.

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...

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.

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.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:52 AM EDT

What's Next for Workers as Furloughs End

What's Next for Workers as Furloughs End

Now that the government shutdown has ended, thousands of furloughed workers returned to their jobs – and their paychecks. Many say they're looking to save more money in case the Senate's proposal, which...

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Car Slams Into Maryland State Police Cruiser, Catches Fire

Car Slams Into Maryland State Police Cruiser, Catches Fire

The trooper was stopped on the side of the road, conducting a traffic stop, when the crash occurred.

Timed Entry Passes Being Handed Out for New Museum

Timed Entry Passes Being Handed Out for New Museum

The museum will open Sept. 24 after a dedication ceremony that President Barack Obama is scheduled to attend.

Pentagon Photo Remembers 9/11 First Responders

Pentagon Photo Remembers 9/11 First Responders

As part of the remembrance of the attack on Sept. 11, 2001 and the heroic answer by first responders, the Alexandria Fire Department will be part of an anniversary photo at the Pentagon on...

Police: Two Men Shot, Killed in Northeast Washington

Police: Two Men Shot, Killed in Northeast Washington

Police arrived at 34th Street, Northeast, and discovered the victims.

Man Arrested, Charged in Slaying of 2 Mississippi Nuns

Man Arrested, Charged in Slaying of 2 Mississippi Nuns

Authorities say they have charged a 46-year-old man in connection with the killing of two nuns who were killed in Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a statement...

SafeTrack Returns to Northern Va. for Surge 8

SafeTrack Returns to Northern Va. for Surge 8

The next phase of Metro's SafeTrack program starts Saturday and has crews returning to northern Virginia.