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Gyrocopter Landing Exposes Major Weaknesses In National Security

Many in Washington, D.C. are scrambling to figure out how they can improve security after a small gyrocopter lands on the West Lawn of the Capitol without ever being detected.

04/17/2015

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Who Is Doug Hughes, Man Who Piloted Gyrocopter?

There are more questions than answers after a Florida postal worker manages to land his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol without being detected.

04/16/2015

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Florida Man Arrested After Small Aircraft Lands On Capitol Lawn

Terror in the sky. After a small, one man aircraft lands on Capitol grounds. It sent the nation’s capital into high alert.

04/15/2015

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Metro Settles Lawsuit Over Transit Police Treatment Of Teens

Metro has settled a lawsuit over how transit police interact with juveniles after a girl alleged excessive force by an officer.

04/15/2015

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Cherry Blossoms Hit Peak Bloom Ahead Of Parade, Festival

Washington’s famous cherry blossoms have hit peak bloom ahead of this weekend’s National Cherry Blossom Festival.

04/11/2015

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Guard Fatally Shot Outside U.S. Census Bureau; Suspect In Custody

A suspect opens fire outside the U.S. Census Bureau, killing a security guard. It all unfolded in Suitland, Prince George’s County, but ended with a wild police chase in Northeast Washington, D.C.

04/09/2015

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Cardin Faces Test On Iran Nuclear Bill As Top Dem Negotiator

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin says it’s in his DNA to be the Democrats’ top Senate negotiator on Iran, a role he’ll play next week when the Foreign Relations Committee opens difficult hearings on the issue.

04/09/2015

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Widespread Outages A Sign Of Bigger Problems To Come?

A massive power outage blacked out thousands in D.C. and Maryland and officials say the issue started with transmission equipment dozens of miles away.

04/08/2015

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Tourists In D.C. Waiting For Cherry Blossoms To Bloom

While the trees aren’t in full bloom just yet, many people say Monday was still a great day to be there.

04/06/2015

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Top Mountain Climbing Destinations In The U.S.

Among the country’s five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks.

04/03/2015

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Officer Recognized For Heroic Efforts In Navy Yard Shooting

An officer is honored for his bravery during the Naval Yard shooting in Washington, D.C.

04/01/2015

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West Jordan To Leave Mark On U.S. Capitol Dome

More than a century ago, Robert Baird’s great-great grandfather befriended Mormon prophet Joseph Smith and led his family across the plains with other Mormon pioneers.

03/31/2015

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