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

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:10 PM EDT

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

The nation is just hours away from a crucial default deadline, and Washington remains muddled in a risky legislative process that has the world holding its collective breath. Watch here for live updates, photos...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 09:05 AM EDT

More Furloughed Workers Called Back to Duty

More Furloughed Workers Called Back to Duty

In the space of a week, Chris Vaccaro was furloughed from his government post, called back to work and then furloughed again in head-spinning events that left him feeling like a human yo-yo.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 09:05 AM EDT

D.C. Finds Funds to Keep City Running in Shutdown

D.C. Finds Funds to Keep City Running in Shutdown

D.C. finds $400 million to keep city running through the end of October.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 09:14 PM EDT

Leggett Promises to Open Glen Echo Park

Leggett Promises to Open Glen Echo Park

The Montgomery County executive promises to tear down the barricades at Glen Echo Park in Maryland if the National Park Service doesn't reopen the historic landmark.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 06:54 PM EDT

Ford's Theatre Reopening With Private Funds

Ford's Theatre Reopening With Private Funds

Ford's Theatre is reopening its doors and resuming performances with private funding, even though the government shutdown is continuing into a third week.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 07:13 PM EDT

Food Truck Owners Avoid Government Centers

Food Truck Owners Avoid Government Centers

The ubiquitous food trucks that dot downtown city streets are feeling effects of the federal shutdown.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 04:42 PM EDT

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

The Marine Corps Marathon is in jeopardy of cancellation if the government shutdown is not resolved this week, marathon director Rick Nealis confirmed. MCM targeted Saturday as the date to notify runners of the...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 03:24 AM EDT

Congress' News Conferences Cost Big Money

Congress' News Conferences Cost Big Money

Dozens of news conferences by members of Congress since the government shutdown began have cost more than $30,000.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 04:21 PM EDT

WATCH: Govt. Shutdown Google+ Hangout

WATCH: Govt. Shutdown Google+ Hangout

News4 anchor Aaron Gilchrist hosted a Google+ hangout about the federal government shutdown.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 04:06 PM EDT

Obama Joins Furloughed Federal Workers at Martha's Table

Obama Joins Furloughed Federal Workers at Martha's Table

President Barack Obama joined furloughed federal workers volunteering at a food pantry in northwest D.C. Monday afternoon.

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Thousands Gather at Vigil for Missing U.Va. Student

Thousands Gather at Vigil for Missing U.Va. Student

Police searching for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham are now looking for a man whom another witness saw put his arm around the nursing student soon before she disappeared...

D.C. Mayoral Candidates Clash Over Education

D.C. Mayoral Candidates Clash Over Education

The candidates for mayor of Washington have clashed over their plans to improve the city's public schools during the first general-election debate.

Man Sues Board of Education Over Phony Psychologist

Man Sues Board of Education Over Phony Psychologist

A Rockville lawyer has filed a lawsuit against the Board of Education of Montgomery County on behalf of an 18-year-old man, who claims he was emotionally damaged by a phony psychologist employed by the...

Southeast Celebrates Renovation of Tennis Center

Southeast Celebrates Renovation of Tennis Center

Officials are hoping an $18 million renovation of the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center will make a positive mark on Ward 8 residents, especially children.

65% of D.C. Likely Voters Want Pot Legalized: Poll

65% of D.C. Likely Voters Want Pot Legalized: Poll

Nearly two-thirds of D.C. likely voters support legalization of marijuana in the city, according to an NBC4/Washington Post/Marist poll. The poll also shows that the majority of likely voters are undecided...

Md. Teacher Wins $1M on "Wheel of Fortune"

Md. Teacher Wins $1M on "Wheel of Fortune"

A Montgomery County middle school teacher won a cool million dollars on "Wheel of Fortune," becoming just the third contestant in the show's history to do so.