They came by the hundreds of thousands, streaming through the pre-dawn streets of Washington, D.C., toward the National Mall to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.
Organizers are bracing for the record crowds converging on Washington for Inauguration Day. Judy Woodruff gives an update on the last-minute preparations, the transportation outlook and the city's security plans.
By Arts Desk
Just about every night at a football field in Northwest, Howard University's marching band has been spending hours rehearsing around the track, preparing for its biggest event ever: Tuesday's inauguration parade.
By Arts Desk
In the lead-up to the passing of the keys to the White House, Washington, D.C., is giving entirely new meaning to the "party system." Most hotels have been sold out for months; Craigslist is overstocked with temporary rentals.
Washington, D.C., schools chief Michelle Rhee closed 23 schools and fired 40 principals last summer as part of an overhaul of the public school system. John Merrow reports on one principal's reaction to Rhee's dramatic approach and how her reform…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Washington, D.C., residents began registering firearms Thursday as part of emergency legislation enacted after a Supreme Court ruling on June 26 overturned the District's handgun ban of 32 years.
In the first of two reports on leaders in education who are trying to reform urban schools, NewsHour education correspondent John Merrow investigates improvement efforts in Washington, D.C.
The National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum, two major art museums in Washington, D.C., reopen after six years and $300 million in renovations.
Washington D.C. has begun to offer a rapid oral HIV test free to residents -- the first program of its kind. The director of the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration discusses the program's aim to increase awareness, draw in more patients and…
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