Fifty years since March on Washington, partisan divide persists
August 26th, 2013
11:37 AM ET
8 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
8 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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.
July 16th, 2013
08:52 PM ET
9 months ago

Author: Book 'This Town' shows 'gilded age' and 'carnival' of Washington

(CNN) – Author Mark Leibovich covered politics for years, and is now the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine.

Leibovich's new book "This Town" describes Washington as a city that is "hopelessly interconnected," with "beautifully busy people constantly writing the story of their own lives."

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Filed under: The Lead • Washington D.C.
July 12th, 2013
12:19 PM ET
9 months ago

Marion Barry defends Walmart vote in Washington

Updated 1:22 p.m. ET, 6/12

(CNN) - Marion Barry, former Washington D.C. mayor and now city councilman, is standing by his vote to raise the district's minimum wage for large retailers–a move that throws a wrench in Walmart's plans to open its doors in the nation's capital.

"What really tipped me over the edge was the fact that Walmart was sticking us up. By saying if you don't do this, we're going to do that–we're going to leave here," the Democrat said Thursday on Fox News.
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Filed under: Washington D.C.
Frederick Douglass statue dedicated in U.S. Capitol
June 19th, 2013
06:43 PM ET
10 months ago

Frederick Douglass statue dedicated in U.S. Capitol

Washington (CNN) - A statue honoring the legacy of abolitionist, author and statesman Frederick Douglass was unveiled Wednesday in the United States Capitol.

Hundreds of people filled Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony dedicating the seven-foot bronze statue.
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Filed under: Congress • Washington D.C.
Conservative activists rip IRS at rally
June 19th, 2013
03:35 PM ET
10 months ago

Conservative activists rip IRS at rally

(CNN) – Thousands of tea party activists gathered Wednesday outside the Capitol in loud protest of the Internal Revenue Service, seeking to keep the beleaguered agency's scandal afloat nearly six weeks after the news first broke.

A range of congressional representatives and popular conservative speakers took to the podium as they fired off zings and digs at the IRS and the Obama administration for close to four hours.
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Filed under: IRS • Michele Bachmann • Rand Paul • Tea Party • Ted Cruz • Washington D.C.
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