Alan Gross, the Maryland native who was released from a Cuban prison after being detained for five years, said “this is the best Hanukkah I’ll be celebrating in a long time” during his first statement on U.S. soil in five years.
President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.
D.C. is in the running for the U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Games.
A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.
The most expensive professional soccer stadium in America will be built in the nation’s capital.
Metro says riders should expect regular weekend service on all six lines this weekend.
The Democratic-controlled Senate worked to confirm a final batch of President Barack Obama’s judicial appointees and sent the White House legislation extending tax breaks for working-class millions and special interests alike late Tuesday as lawmakers neared the end of a two-year Congress marked more by gridlock than accomplishment.
A judge has dismissed a long-running lawsuit that led to federal oversight of the District of Columbia’s special education services.
A group of area high school students have spent more than a year studying the Anacostia River, and now a new grant will allow their work to keep flowing.
D.C. has signed a letter of intent with Howard University and its partner at the Wilson Building on Tuesday to take control of the United Medical Center, the city’s embattled only full-service hospital east of the Anacostia.