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Workers tackle strange substance that has dirtied Jefferson Memorial

WASHINGTON – One hundred and twenty-nine feet above the ground, the dome of the Jefferson Memorial yields panoramic views of the White House, Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial from across the Tidal Basin.  But these views are not accessible…

A natural hair bill is being welcomed in Montgomery County

Imagine walking into work and being judged just because you’ve changed your hair to reveal it’s natural texture. That is what’s happening to many people — and to one woman, who says it happens way too often. CNS-TV’s Lauren Moses talked with a lawmaker and career advisers who say — it’s time to ban discrimination against natural hair.

D.C. artist converts old police and fire call boxes to art to celebrate women

Old police and fire call boxes are being put to use in Downtown D.C. The outdated boxes are relatively known for modern-day public art, but CNS-TV’s Lauren Moses tells us how a local artist decided to use it as a chance to celebrate women —who made history in the city.

Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum reopens

An important piece of history has returned to the DMV. $4.5 million later: renovations to the Anacostia Community Museum are complete. CNS-TV’s Cam Hasbrouck visited the museum to give us a look.

Short films and screenplays highlighted District film festival’s 16th year

WASHINGTON – It’s a wrap for the 16th annual DC Shorts International Short Film Festival and Screenplay Competition, where once again artists and audiences spent 10 days engaged with the craft of short filmmaking. “We like to refer to it…

Renovations get major role in 2019 Folger Shakespeare season

WASHINGTON – The stately gray stone walls of the Folger Shakespeare Library on East Capitol Street have graced Capitol Hill since 1932, when Shakespeare collector Emily Folger saw her husband Henry’s vision of a “gift to America” to completion. The…

With the REACH, the Kennedy Center expands its mission

WASHINGTON – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ sprawling new expansion, the REACH, aims to further the institution’s mission of connecting the arts with the diverse community in the nation’s capital.  “The name reflects a quote by…

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…

Summit highlights racial disparities in maternal care

WASHINGTON – Racial disparities in health care in America continues to present much greater health risks to black women and babies, according to participants at the National Maternal and Infant Health Summit. More than 700 women die each year due…

Despite #MeToo era, most top colleges share little about sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, most of the nation’s largest public universities are less than transparent about how they handle sexual assault cases on campus.  A six-month-long investigation by Capital News Service found that among the…