Congress pays tribute to Elijah Cummings at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – Carried by Armed Forces body bearers, the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’s flag-draped casket ascended the steps of the United States Capitol Thursday morning and was placed on a catafalque in National Statuary Hall, where he became the first…

Baltimore says goodbye to a beloved leader, friend at Morgan State University tribute

BALTIMORE – Marking the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings last week, community leaders, elected officials and friends gathered together Wednesday night to honor the former congressman at Morgan State University, where Cummings served as a member of the Board of…

Washington Monument to reopen after three-year closure

WASHINGTON — There’s only one point in the nation’s capital from which you can see the World War II Memorial, White House, the Jefferson Memorial and United States Capitol.  But for the past three years, Americans couldn’t go up in…

Gallery: Trump, Congress honor Graham under Capitol Rotunda

By JULIA LERNER Capital News Service WASHINGTON – With tributes from President Donald Trump and congressional leaders, the late Rev. Billy Graham was “lain in honor” at a memorial service in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol Wednesday. Graham,…

Maryland lawmaker presses for a Harriet Tubman $20 bill

The fight to put Harriet Tubman on the face of the $20 bill in three years has been revived with the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the House.

Trump takes oath, declares Washington’s power going back to “American people”

WASHINGTON — Promising to put “America first,” Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, assuming leadership of a polarized nation but with the benefits of a Republican-controlled Congress. Trump’s inaugural address, presented…

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