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Lawmaker: Gyrocopter Pilot Flew 30 Miles in Restricted Space

A Florida postal carrier steered his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace for 30 miles to the U.S. Capitol, tracked by the nation’s top security agencies, which feared harming others if they tried to shoot him down, senior lawmakers said Wednesday.


The U.S. Capitol Building was placed on lockdown after a man shot and killed himself. (credit: Brad Freitas)

Man Who Killed Himself at U.S. Capitol Identified

Police have identified a man who fatally shot himself at the U.S. Capitol over the weekend, triggering an hourslong lockdown.


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NC Resolution Would Put Billy Graham Statue In U.S. Capitol

North Carolina lawmakers want to replace the statue of a former governor with the nationally known evangelist.


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Ohio Terrorism Suspect Says He Would Have Shot Obama

An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn’t been arrested, he would have gone to Washington and put a gun to President Barack Obama’s head.


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Veteran Charged With Threatening to Shoot Wife at U.S. Capitol

An Army veteran has been charged with threatening to shoot his wife and other people at the U.S. Capitol, where his wife works.


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Plan to Attack U.S. Capitol Thwarted; Ohio Man Arrested

United States officials have arrested an Ohio man in connection with a plan to attack the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.


The 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree is seen at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Cut in Minnesota

This year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is coming from north central Minnesota.


The Cannon House Office Building. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Charged After Attempting To Enter Congressional Office Building With Gun

For the second time in as many weeks, a person has been arrested after trying to bring a gun into the Congressional Cannon House Office building.


The U.S. Capitol dome is visible through the sky lights in Emancipation Hall, part of the new Capitol Visitor Center. (Photo credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Reopened After Suspicious Substance Found

Police are investigating a suspicious substance at the Visitor Center inside the U.S. Capitol.


The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Police: Congressional Staffer Brought Gun Into House Building

U.S. Capitol Police say a staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman has been arrested after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building.