Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony
August 31st, 2013
05:30 AM ET
12 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
12 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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Controversial Wal-Mart bill headed to Washington mayor's desk
August 27th, 2013
06:31 PM ET
12 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
12 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.
Fifty years since March on Washington, partisan divide persists
August 26th, 2013
11:37 AM ET
12 months ago

Fifty years since March on Washington, partisan divide persists

(CNN) – The fiftieth anniversary of the historic March on Washington, celebrated in the nation's capital this week, is being marked with separate events by Republicans and Democrats as a sharp partisan divide persists on issues of race in America.

Half a century after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" address, which became a crucial moment in the struggle for civil rights in the U.S., a new national poll indicates a left-right divide over whether King's dream has been reached. And political issues that involve race, including voting rights and high minority unemployment, continue to split Americans along party lines.
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Filed under: President Obama • Washington D.C.
August 8th, 2013
07:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Herd in D.C.: Goats at the cemetery

Washington (CNN) – There is a new grounds crew at the Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington but these landscapers don't bring lawn mowers, just their appetites.

About 30 goats were released into an overgrown area adjacent to the cemetery on Wednesday and another trailer full were waiting to join them later.

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Filed under: Washington D.C.
Woman charged in vandalism at National Cathedral ordered held without bond
July 30th, 2013
05:28 PM ET
1 year ago

Woman charged in vandalism at National Cathedral ordered held without bond

Washington (CNN) – A woman arrested in connection with the splattering of paint in two locations inside the National Cathedral was ordered held without bond Tuesday.

Jia Mei Tian, 58, has been charged with defacing property. When officers arrested her on Monday, she had green paint on her clothes and shoes, and paint cans were found in three bags she had with her, according to a police report obtained by CNN.

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Filed under: Washington D.C.
Huma Abedin dines with Clinton spokesman
July 29th, 2013
09:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Huma Abedin dines with Clinton spokesman

Washington (CNN) - Huma Abedin was spotted having dinner Monday night with Hillary Clinton's spokesman, Philippe Reines, in Washington.

The two were seen sitting outside at Meiwah Restaurant, a bustling area located between the neighborhoods known as Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom.
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More green paint found on Washington landmarks
July 29th, 2013
05:08 PM ET
1 year ago

More green paint found on Washington landmarks

Washington (CNN) – Police in the nation's capital arrested a woman Monday in connection with the splattering of paint in two locations inside the National Cathedral, a spokesman at the department said.

Tian Jiamel, 58, is charged with defacing property.

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Filed under: Washington D.C.
Vandals splatter Lincoln Memorial with green paint
July 26th, 2013
08:51 AM ET
1 year ago

Vandals splatter Lincoln Memorial with green paint

Washington (CNN) - Vandals splashed green paint on the base of the Lincoln Memorial's statue overnight, prompting officials to temporarily close the marble fixture on Washington's National Mall, authorities said.

Police were alerted just before 1:30 a.m. and found paint splattered on the leg and base of the 19-foot-tall statue of Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Park Police Capt. Steven Booker told CNN Friday. There were no discernible letters or markings.

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Filed under: Washington D.C.
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