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Man Who Shot At Officers On Capitol Hill Sentenced

A man who was shot by U.S. Capitol Police officers after approaching them with a gun has been sentenced to more than a year in prison.


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Congressman Discusses Nephew’s Murder

On Capitol Hill Wednesday, Congressman Elijah Cummings spoke about the personal tragedy affecting his family: the death of his nephew, Christopher.


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D.C. Mayor Navigates Unfamiliar Territory On Hill

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has struggled so far to build relationships with the House’s new Republican majority, which could make it difficult to accomplish his top priorities given Congress’ ultimate say over the capital city’s budget and laws.


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New Proposal Could Increase Maximum Weight Of Tractor Trailers

There’s a push on Capitol Hill to keep big rigs from getting even bigger. A new proposal could increase the maximum weight of tractor trailers.


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Officials: Shutdown Would Cripple D.C.

Trash would go uncollected, parking tickets wouldn’t be issued and about 14,000 District of Columbia employees would be furloughed in the event of a federal government shutdown, D.C. officials said Wednesday.