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President Barack Obama walks to a meeting with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill, on July 31, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama To Dems: ‘You’re On The Right Side Of History’ On Health Care, Immigration

President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Democrats nervous about the impact of his health care law and the prospects for immigration legislation, telling them “You’re on the right side of history.”

07/31/2013

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Report Dismisses DC Autonomy Referendum

A report from House Republicans is dismissing the District’s budget autonomy referendum as nonbinding.

07/17/2013

File photo of strawberries. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Agricultural Leaders Plead With Congress For Immigration Bill With More Lenient Rules For Hiring Farm Workers

From Christmas tree growers in the Appalachians to Wisconsin dairy farmers and producers of California’s diverse abundance of fruits and vegetables, agricultural leaders are pleading with Congress for an immigration bill that includes more lenient and less complex rules for hiring farm workers.

07/08/2013

Thomas Maslin (credit: WUSA9)

Md. Man Gets Nearly 25 Years in Prison for Capitol Hill Beating

The man who used a baseball bat during a brutal assault in Eastern Market last summer was sentenced Tuesday to more than 24 years in prison.

07/02/2013

U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), testifies during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on June 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NSA Director: Surveillance Programs Have Foiled 50 Terror Plots Worldwide

The director of the National Security Agency insisted on Tuesday that the government’s sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide in a forceful defense echoed by the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee.

06/18/2013

The participants may be children, but these kids are serious about the competition. (Credit: Heather Curtis/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

King of The Hill: 2013 Soap Box Derby is a Time-Honored Tradition

Friends and family of 60 children from ages eight and seventeen have lined Constitution Avenue for the 2013 running of the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Saturday afternoon.

06/15/2013

Credit: Prince George's County Fire

Fire Rips Through D.C. Landmark, Firefighters Return to Alert Residents

District of Columbia firefighters are returning to the Capitol Hill neighborhood where a massive fire ripped through a hardware store this week.

06/08/2013

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The Week in News

Here’s what you may have missed, or if you didn’t, what’s worth re-reading this week (June 3-7).

06/07/2013

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence committee says the top secret court order for telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon is a three-month renewal of an ongoing practice. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Feinstein: Feds’ Secret Seizure Of Telephone Records Part Of Ongoing Practice

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence committee says the top secret court order for telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon is a three-month renewal of an ongoing practice.

06/06/2013

House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill's budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Congress Expands Its Own Budget, Moves To Cut Others

House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill’s budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor.

05/22/2013

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