United States Capitol

The Capitol dome in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Repairs, scaffolding ahead for US Capitol’s dome

WASHINGTON (AP) — The dome of the U.S. Capitol is getting a new look. The 150-year-old, cast-iron dome will soon be sheathed in scaffolding, a requirement of its first major restoration since 1960. The architect […]

10/22/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Mental illness and violence

Washington, DC has had more than its share of tragic events in recent weeks. There was the Navy Yard massacre that left 13 dead last month. Two-and-a-half weeks later, a woman was killed after ramming […]

10/07/2013

Capitol Hill police officers respond to a shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Shots outside Capitol, police say 1 injury

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman driving a black Lexus tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said. […]

10/03/2013

Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Shots heard at Capitol, building under lockdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say the U.S. Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building. People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress […]

10/03/2013

Germany probes model plane attack suspects

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Tuesday they were investigating two men of Tunisian origin suspected of planning to use model airplanes for terrorist attacks, as police in Germany and Belgium raided a series of […]

06/25/2013

An immigration rally. (AP Photo)

Thousands rally across U.S. on immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of immigrants and activists rallied in a coordinated set of protests aimed at pressing Congress to approve immigration reforms that would grant 11 million immigrants living here illegally a path toward citizenship.

04/10/2013

Rosa Parks statue in US Capitol National Statuary Hall, Washington DC

Rosa Parks statue unveiled at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is taking her place among American historical figures in the U.S. Capitol.

02/27/2013

Democrats urge immediate repair of Capitol Dome

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats controlling the Senate pressed Monday for an immediate infusion of money to repair the iconic dome of the U.S. Capitol, which has fallen into disrepair and has at least 1,300 cracks […]

08/27/2012

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