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Nation Mar 29Ban on renter evictions during COVID-19 pandemic is extended
The Biden administration is extending a federal moratorium on evictions of tenants who've fallen behind on rent during the coronavirus pandemic.
Economy Mar 26The eviction moratorium is expiring. What will Biden do?
Housing advocates are expressing confidence that the ban running through March 31 will be extended. But they also warn that the existing moratorium hasn't been a blanket protection and that thousands of families have still been evicted.
Nation Mar 04Law enforcement on alert after plot warning at U.S. Capitol
Law enforcement is on high alert after intelligence uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the U.S Capitol again.
Nation Feb 23Senate approves Vilsack for Agriculture Department again
The Senate voted 92-7 Tuesday to confirm Tom Vilsack as Agriculture secretary, his second run at the Cabinet post.
Politics Feb 01Capitol Building fence is blocking D.C. laws from approval
That foreboding black fence erected around the U.S. Capitol building has had an unintentional side effect: walling off the local government's ability to enact new laws.
Politics Jan 15WATCH: DC Mayor Bowser discusses Biden inauguration security preparation
The number of National Guard troops coming to Washington to assist with security has so far grown to about 21,000, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson said at a briefing Thursday. Watch Mayor Bowser's news conference live here.
Nation Jan 14National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down
U.S. officials say the number of National Guard troops coming to Washington by Inauguration Day has grown to 26,000. Some will be armed.
Arts Jan 13Kennedy Center to honor Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, others in rescheduled ceremony
Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming back in May, possibly in a series of small events. The honorees are country music legend Garth Brooks, dancer and actress Debbie Allen,…
Politics Jan 05Trump to speak at D.C. rally expected to draw hundreds as Congress meets to vote on election
Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump descended on the nation’s capital Tuesday to cheer his baseless claims of election fraud a day before a congressional vote to affirm Joe Biden’s victory.
Politics Jan 04D.C. mayor calls in National Guard for protests as Congress is expected to affirm Biden victory
Bracing for possible violence, the nation’s capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests by President Donald Trump’s supporters as Congress votes Wednesday on affirming Joe Biden’s election victory.