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Nation Mar 15Federal judge in Hawaii puts Trump travel ban on hold
Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality.
Nation Jan 18When it comes to inaugural crowds, does size matter?
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says his inauguration will have "an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout." Organizers of a protest the next day call it the biggest demonstration in history to welcome a new president.
Politics Nov 04Can poll watchers carry guns, and other Election Day FAQs
Laws governing who can observe voters at the polls and what those observers can do vary from state to state.
Politics Jun 14In D.C., last primary of 2016 could give 1 more win to Clinton
WASHINGTON — Voters in the District of Columbia could hand Hillary Clinton a final, largely meaningless victory in the last primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign season.
Politics Sep 23Pope canonizes 18th-century missionary; not everyone happy
WASHINGTON -- In the first canonization on U.S. soil, Pope Francis has elevated to sainthood an 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to the American West Coast.
Politics Nov 23Former mayor of Washington Marion Barry is dead at 78
Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and…
Politics Nov 05Legal pot in D.C. could rest in the hands of the Republican-led Congress
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…