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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 06:14 AM CDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM CDT

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers were ordered back on the job Thursday after Congress ended the 16-day government shutdown with a last-minute deal that also averted a debt default.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:23 AM CDT

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 10:40 PM CDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:27 PM CDT

Cheers as Shutdown Ends; Fears for the Next One

Cheers as Shutdown Ends; Fears for the Next One

Several Downtown Dallas business say they're happy to see federal workers return to work after the government shutdown ended.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 03:39 PM CDT

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...

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Report: Did Dallas Co. Fail to Notify People Exposed to HIV?

Report: Did Dallas Co. Fail to Notify People Exposed to HIV?

A state report obtained by NBC 5 Investigates questions whether the Dallas County Health Department failed to notify people who may have been exposed to HIV. Those concerns were identified by state officials who...

Arlington Police Investigate Garage Explosion

Arlington Police Investigate Garage Explosion

An explosion kills one UTA student and critically injures another early Friday morning.

Midlothian Residents Protest Religious Plaque Removal

Midlothian Residents Protest Religious Plaque Removal

Nearly 100 Midlothian residents rally to protest the removal of religious plaques from two elementary schools.

North Texas Teen Shooting Victim Plays Football Again

North Texas Teen Shooting Victim Plays Football Again

A North Texas teenager who barely survived after he was shot last October surprised many by marking a major milestone Thursday night: playing football again.

Lake Highlands on Alert After Home Break-ins

Lake Highlands on Alert After Home Break-ins

A neighborhood in Lake Highlands is on alert. There have been at least two break-ins, and in one case, the thieves were still inside as the homeowner returned home.

Several Acres Scorched in Dallas Grass Fire

Several Acres Scorched in Dallas Grass Fire

Dallas Fire-Rescue says a grassfire Thursday evening burned about 15 acres and lasted for several hours.