Visit these hidden historical gems this Presidents Day weekend

Although Presidents Day is held in February because of its proximity to the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the federal holiday is regarded by many as a day to honor all of our presidents and the contributions that…

Smithsonian’s chief says more museums must wait, maintenance is top priority

WASHINGTON – As the public demand for new museums increases, the Smithsonian Institution’s chief says his top priority is getting on top of a huge maintenance backlog at the world’s largest museum and research complex before he considers expanding.  Smithsonian…

House slows impeachment probe amidst Cummings commemorations

WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital and the late Elijah Cummings’s hometown of Baltimore are observing three days of commemorations of his life this week, slightly slowing the House impeachment inquiry. But Cummings’s oversight panel intends to carry on his work, Acting…

Supreme Court hears arguments on convicted sniper’s life sentences

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether “D.C. sniper” Lee Boyd Malvo’s juvenile life sentences without parole in Virginia violated the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment and thus should not stand. Malvo and his…

Railroad’s rusting Potomac River span facing overhaul – and maybe more

WASHINGTON – Of the eight bridges connecting the nation’s capital to northern Virginia across the Potomac River, only one is a railroad bridge. And that one stands out for its, shall we say, reddish tint. But plans are moving forward…

The Washington Bullpen: A look at the Mueller report

WASHINGTON – In this episode of “The Washington Bullpen,” host Kate Casey examines Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which was released Thursday.

Caps look to seize momentum in Game 4 after fight

WASHINGTON – The physicality picked up in Game 3 of the Washington Capitals first-round series against the Hurricanes in Carolina on Monday. The defending NHL champion Capitals lost the game 5-0, but still lead the series 2-1. And the Hurricanes…

The Washington Bullpen: A look at Roger Stone

WASHINGTON – In this episode of “The Washington Bullpen” podcast, host Kate Casey examines one of the most unusual figures in the Russia investigation: Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump. The Department of Justice is scheduled on…

Continuing the fight for pay equality on Equal Pay Day

On Equal Pay Day, legislators and advocates came together on Capitol Hill to advocate for the Paycheck Fairness Act that was passed last week in the House. The bill aims to close any existing wage loopholes.

Springtime “blooming” underway in the nation’s capital

As Washington’s famous cherry blossom trees near their peak, visitors from around the region and the world are taking time to view of one of the area’s most popular spring attractions. The cherry blossom trees were a gift to the United States from Japan in 1912.

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