By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just left the…
This week, the District of Columbia became the latest jurisdiction to decriminalize possession of marijuana. It’s part of a growing national trend that may signal a changing attitude across the nation about the issue. Hari Sreenivasan discusses this shift with…
By Associated Press
A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of tour guides in the nation's capital who challenged city rules that require guides to pay the government $200 and to pass a 100-question multiple-choice exam.
By Elizabeth Shell
Of the nearly 250 agencies tracked by the Center for Responsive Politics, it’s hardly surprising that the ones responsible for making the laws, the U.S. House and Senate, top the list at No. 1 and 2, respectively, of the 10…
By Ariel Min
The scaffolding is gone and the elevator that glides up D.C.'s famous 555-foot marble obelisk is running again. After a 33-month renovation, the Washington Monument on Monday reopened to the public.
A truck carrying a nearly-complete Tyrannosaurus Rex arrived at the loading dock of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History just after 6 a.m. EDT, Tuesday morning. The dinosaur had just completed its 2,000-mile journey from Bozeman, Mont., where…
By Justin Scuiletti
Updated March 31 at 5:17 p.m. EDT Washington Mayor Vincent Gray signed into law Monday a bill that decriminalizes marijuana possession of an ounce or less in the District of Columbia. Possession of pot, previously a misdemeanor, will now…
By Talia Mindich
The Washington Monument will reopen on May 12, after a 2011 earthquake forced the structure to close for repairs, the National Park Service said Tuesday.
By PBS NewsHour
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