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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki would be granted more authority to fire or demote senior executives under a bill headed to the House floor. The measure comes as pressure builds on Capitol Hill to overhaul the beleaguered agency in response to allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Bill Proposes To Speed VA Firings As Outcry Grows Larger

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki would be granted more authority to fire or demote senior executives under a bill headed to the House floor. The measure comes as pressure builds on Capitol Hill to overhaul the beleaguered agency in response to allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths.

05/21/2014

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Affair Arrangement Site Reveals Statistics About D.C.’s Cheaters

The extra-marital dating site AshleyMadison.com has released a list of the most adulterious neighborhoods in the District.

05/02/2014

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DC Couple’s Save The Date Blows All Other Save The Dates Out of the Water

Two-time president Grover Cleveland actually got married inside the White House, and we’re pretty sure even his invitations were not as representative of the nation’s capital as this local couple’s.

04/23/2014

Police inspect car driven by Mariam Carey following deadly chase from White House to Capitol Hill. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyer: Autopsy Shows Woman Killed After Capitol Hill Chase Shot 5 Times

The attorney for the family of a woman killed by police on Capitol Hill says her autopsy shows she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head.

04/08/2014

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College Athletes Take Labor Cause to Capitol Hill

Members of a group seeking to unionize college athletes are looking for allies on Capitol Hill as they brace for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

04/02/2014

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High Speed Crash Sends Car Airborne, Into Tree On Capitol Hill

A car traveling at a high rate of speed lost control and violently smashed into a tree in southeast Washington early Friday.

03/07/2014

State lawmaker wants to make sure Sen. Rand Paul could seek re-election at the same time he runs for president in 2016. (Getty Images)

Kentucky Bill Would Let Rand Paul Run For 2 Offices At The Same Time

Republican lawmaker from Kentucky wants to clarify state law which prevents someone from running for multiple political offices.

03/07/2014

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Best Places to Celebrate Women’s History Month 2014

As President Barack Obama once said, “When a woman succeeds, America succeeds.” Truer words were never spoken. Here are a few events to help celebrate Women’s History Month.

03/03/2014

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Botanic Garden Opens Art Exhibit on Capitol Hill

The U.S. Botanic Garden on Capitol Hill is featuring a new exhibition of paintings and drawings of the native plants of the mid-Atlantic region.

02/19/2014

Musicians on the National Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

National Symphony Moves to Capitol Hill, H Street

The National Symphony Orchestra is opening a week of 50 free programs on Capitol Hill and in Washington’s H Street Northeast neighborhood.

01/07/2014

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