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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:52 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 would...

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.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 05:37 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.

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2-5" of Rain Possible in DC Area; Flash Flood Watch

2-5" of Rain Possible in DC Area; Flash Flood Watch

Heavy, potentially dangerous rain has started to douse the D.C. area Wednesday afternoon and will continue into Thursday -- with as much as 2 to 5 inches possible in some parts.

Hero School Bus Driver Surprised With Thank-You Party

Hero School Bus Driver Surprised With Thank-You Party

"I'm a mommy. And mommy watches out for her babies," school bus driver Renita Smith said about saving 20 when her bus burst into flames.

Medical Examiner: Terrence Sterling Was Shot in Back, Neck

Medical Examiner: Terrence Sterling Was Shot in Back, Neck

The motorcyclist killed this month by a D.C. police officer suffered gunshot wounds to the back and neck, the D.C. medical examiner said Wednesday afternoon.

Woman Kidnapped While Waiting for Bus in DC, Police Say

Woman Kidnapped While Waiting for Bus in DC, Police Say

A woman was kidnapped in broad daylight in D.C's Petworth neighborhood Tuesday and was forced to take her kidnappers to her apartment, where they stole from her and then left, police said.

Majority of Voters Say Clinton Won the Debate: Poll

Majority of Voters Say Clinton Won the Debate: Poll

A majority (52 percent) of voters who followed the first presidential debate said Hillary Clinton won, according to an NBC News/Survey Monkey post-debate poll. Twenty-one percent of those polled thought...

DC Officers Credited With Saving Woman's Life

DC Officers Credited With Saving Woman's Life

Three officers with the Harbor Patrol Unit of D.C.'s police department are being called heroes after saving a woman Tuesday. They say she was in the Potomac River when they first spotted her. News4's Mark...