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.
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.
(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."
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.FULL STORY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.