WASHINGTON — The national marijuana legalization debate is moving into the backyard of a Republican-controlled Congress, now that the District of Columbia has voted to legalize growing, possessing and sharing small amounts of pot. Voters in Oregon and Alaska also … Continue reading
To see Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s “facescape,” you have to be high above the crowds on the National Mall, either at the top of the Washington Monument or in the sky. Called “Out of Many, One,” — the translation of “E Pluribus Unum” — the artist created a composite face from 50 photographs of young men from Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
The suspect in the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, appeared in U.S. District Court on Saturday in the nation’s capitol. Yesterday, the suspect, Ahmed Abu Khatallah, plead not guilty. Representative Mike Rogers said Khatallah is being “compliant, but not cooperative” with interrogators. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michael Schmidt, who is covering the case for the New York Times in D.C. Continue reading
In 1870, on the heels of civil war and the end of slavery, the nation’s first African-American public high school opened just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Today Dunbar High School is honoring its past while hoping to recapture what once made it great. Jeffrey Brown talks to Alison Stewart about her new book, "First Class." Continue reading
While Washington mourned the 12 victims of the Navy Yard shooting, authorities released new details about the shooter, Aaron Alexis. The Defense Department contractor had had run-ins with the law and sought help for mental health issues. Ernesto Londoño of The Washington Post joins Gwen Ifill to update the developing portrait. Continue reading
From Times Square in New York City to the Metro system in Washington, D.C., police were in full force after word of a new terror threat, which counterterrorism officials called “credible,” but unconfirmed. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
Mysticism, spirituality, racism and redemption are major themes of “every tongue confess,” a new work by playwright Marcus Gardley that saw its world premiere at the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
Back in March, we were excited to give attention to the Poetry Foundation’s DC Poetry Tour, a multimedia tour that reveals our nation’s capital through the eyes of its great poets. It seems more appropriate now to highlight the tour again — and the poem — now that it’s July.