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National Harbor Ferris Wheel

New Ferris Wheel To Give Sky-Eye View Of U.S. Capitol & National Mall From Md.

Maryland’s National Harbor plans to add a new 175-foot Ferris wheel with views of the nation’s capital and Potomac River, similar to the London Eye and other large-scale observation wheels around the world, developers announced Thursday.

01/16/2014

Miriam Carey

Lawyer For Conn. Woman Shot In D.C. Seeks U.S. Probe

A lawyer for a Connecticut woman killed by police after a car chase outside the U.S. Capitol is requesting a Justice Department investigation.

11/27/2013

Capitol Christmas Tree

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington, D.C.

The Capitol Christmas Tree is arriving at the U.S. Capitol after making its way from a forest in northeast Washington state.

11/25/2013

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Sister Of Conn. Woman In Capitol Chase Denied Custody

A judge on Friday denied a child custody request filed by the sister of a local woman fatally shot by police after she tried to ram her car through a White House barrier with the child in the back seat.

10/11/2013

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Suspect Shot & Killed In Capitol Incident ID’ed As 34-Year-Old Conn. Woman

A 34-year-old Stamford, Conn. woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday afternoon, and then led police on a chase toward the Capitol, where police shot and killed her.

10/03/2013

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Biden Calls For D.C. Voting Rights During Tribute To Frederick Douglass

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday used a tribute to 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass to renew the call for equal voting rights for people who live in the nation’s capital.

06/19/2013

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Festival Fatigue? Annapolis Considers Limits

After receiving complaints from downtown residents and businesses, the Annapolis City Council is considering a limit on the number of festivals allowed.

05/15/2013

Capitol Hill

Supporters Of Immigration Reform To Rally In D.C.

Supporters of comprehensive immigration reform are planning a rally outside the Capitol as Congress works on a bill that would put 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally on a path to citizenship.

04/10/2013

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled At Capitol

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders unveiled a full-length statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks in the Capitol Wednesday, paying tribute to a figure whose name became synonymous with courage in the face of injustice.

02/27/2013

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Filming To Still Be Allowed On Land Near Capitol

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says a Senate committee has matched the House by approving a bill that would allow continued commercial filming and photography on a piece of land near the Capitol.

08/09/2012

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Salazar Endorses Latino Museum Plan

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a federal commission’s call to build a national museum devoted to American Latino art, history and culture next to the Capitol as part of the Smithsonian Institution.

05/05/2011

Capitol

Suspicious Package Near Capitol Not A Threat

Investigators say a suspicious package that disrupted commuters headed to the Capitol was not a threat.

01/10/2011