Unemployment claims increase as shutdown continues
October 15th, 2013
04:00 PM ET
6 months ago

Unemployment claims increase as shutdown continues

Washington (CNN) - The number of furloughed federal government workers applying for unemployment assistance is continuing to rise as the partial government shutdown continues into its third week.

States with large numbers of federal employees are seeing a flood of such applications, and may see more if an agreement is not reached soon to reopen the government.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Maryland • unemployment • Virginia • Washington D.C.
Shutdown hits hot Washington economy
October 14th, 2013
01:58 PM ET
6 months ago

Shutdown hits hot Washington economy

Washington (CNNMoney) - For every day the government shutdown continues, the local economy surrounding Washington, D.C., loses another $220 million.

Losses have been mounting since the shutdown began, with companies and contractors that depend on the federal government, federal workers, and tourism especially hard hit.

Obama might change Redskins name if he were owner
October 5th, 2013
05:43 PM ET
6 months ago

Obama might change Redskins name if he were owner

(CNN) – One of the more controversial fights in Washington, D.C. isn't over the budget or Obamacare. It's about a football team's name.

And now President Barack Obama is weighing in.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Obama said if he were the owner of the Washington Redskins, and he knew the name was "offending a sizable group of people," then he would "think about changing it."
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Filed under: President Obama • Washington D.C.
October 4th, 2013
07:39 AM ET
7 months ago

Investigators search for clues behind U.S. Capitol car chase and shooting

Washington (CNN) – After all the chaos and gunfire, still remains the question: Why did a woman with a young child try to drive into a blocked entrance near the White House?

The woman, identified by law enforcement officials as 34-year-old Miriam Carey, was shot dead Thursday.

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Filed under: Congress • Washington D.C.
October 1st, 2013
12:26 PM ET
7 months ago

Veterans break past World War II Memorial barricade

Update 1:45 p.m. ET: House GOP leadership sources tell CNN they plan to vote on a series of bills to fund the government, beginning Tuesday with three measures–spending for veterans, the District of Columbia and the Park Service.

Washington (CNN) – Busloads of World War II veterans, many in wheelchairs, broke past a barricade Tuesday morning to cross into the World War II Memorial, as onlookers applauded and a man playing the bagpipes led the way.

Moments earlier, a few Republican members of Congress had removed a section of the black gates that surrounded the site, allowing a line of veterans to roll past security officers, who willingly stood aside.
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Filed under: Congress • Washington D.C.
NRA calls for more armed guards at military installations
September 22nd, 2013
12:38 PM ET
7 months ago

NRA calls for more armed guards at military installations

Washington (CNN) - The Navy Yard shooting further proves that military installations need more robust security and more firearms, the CEO of the National Rifle Association said Sunday.

In the NRA's first response to last week's mass shooting in Washington, Wayne LaPierre argued the amount of time it took for first responders to kill the shooter could have been drastically shortened had Navy Yard personnel been armed with their own guns.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • NRA • Washington D.C.
Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony
August 31st, 2013
05:30 AM ET
8 months ago

Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony

Washington (CNN) - In June, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined four of her Supreme Court colleagues in overturning the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

This weekend, she is poised to officiate at a same-sex wedding.
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Members of King family involved in bus accident
Several members of the King family were aboard the bus and had laid a wreath at the memorial to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. shortly before the accident.
August 28th, 2013
07:34 PM ET
8 months ago

Members of King family involved in bus accident

Washington (CNN) - Family members of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. were involved in a bus accident Wednesday after the high-profile ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, police said.

The bus and a car collided near Washington's Tidal Basin just off the National Mall where the ceremony was held, according to Park Police, who have jurisdiction over the Mall.
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Filed under: Washington D.C.
Controversial Wal-Mart bill headed to Washington mayor's desk
August 27th, 2013
06:31 PM ET
8 months ago

Controversial Wal-Mart bill headed to Washington mayor's desk

Washington (CNN) - The controversial "living wage" bill that retailer Wal-Mart has said would cause it to stop development projects in the nation's capital will go to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray for consideration on Friday, a city council official told CNN Tuesday.

If signed, the bill, officially known as the Large Retailer Accountability Act, would require big retailers in the District of Columbia to pay a minimum wage of $12.50 - a 50% hike above the district's current minimum wage.
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Filed under: Washington • Washington D.C.
Nation's capital makes a play for the 2024 Olympic Games
August 27th, 2013
12:42 PM ET
8 months ago

Nation's capital makes a play for the 2024 Olympic Games

Washington (CNN) – Washingtonians are paying close attention the quadrennial contest for a major job on the global stage.

But this time it's not the race for the White House - the nation's capital is in the early stages of an effort to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
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Filed under: Olympics • Washington D.C.
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