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Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Holder Resigning: Attorney General Backed Rights

Eric Holder, America’s first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation’s laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama’s term. He is the fourth-longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history.

09/25/2014

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Metro Chief Says He Will Retire In Early 2015

Metro’s chief executive says he will step down from the transit agency next year.

09/24/2014

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Secret Service Boosts Security Outside White House

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

09/20/2014

White House

2nd Man Arrested Trying To Enter White House

A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential residence before being apprehended. The president and first family were not at home.

09/20/2014

dc metro

Metro To Resume Use Of Computer-Driven Trains

Metro plans to bring back computer-driven trains to the red line, five years after the automated system failed and caused a fatal crash.

09/20/2014

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Poll: D.C. Voters Strongly Favor Pot Legalization

A new poll shows that District of Columbia residents favor legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

09/18/2014

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Eisenhower Memorial Panel Considers Gehry’s Design

A federal commission working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall is considering Wednesday whether to move forward with architect Frank Gehry’s design after years of controversy over the project.

09/17/2014

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D.C. Proposes Concealed-Carry Licensing Program

Residents of the nation’s capital will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they provide a specific reason for needing one, officials said Wednesday.

09/17/2014

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Ceremony Marks Anniversary Of Navy Yard Shooting

Top Navy officials and family members are among more than 2,000 people remembering the Washington Navy Yard shootings a year after 12 people were killed.

09/16/2014

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Wilkins Sworn In As U.S. Appeals Court Judge

A judge who was the plaintiff in a landmark Maryland racial-profiling case has been sworn in as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

09/12/2014

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Smithsonian To Open New History Galleries In 2015

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History plans to open its first section of newly renovated galleries next year with a focus on innovation and the history of American business.

09/10/2014

olympics

Maryland Would Play Major Role In Washington 2024 Olympics Bid

A new push to bring the summer Olympics to the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore region is moving forward. The region is one of four U.S. cities being considered by the Olympic Committee.

09/05/2014

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