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U.S. Capitol Police: Vehicle Hits Barricade, Driver Charged

Police say a person is in custody after a vehicle struck a barricade near the U.S. Capitol.


The flag above the US Capitol flies at half staff on July 21, 2015 in Washington, DC in honor of the four Marines and one sailor who were killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee July 16.  AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Capitol Flags Lowered in Memory of Tennessee Victims

The flags at the U.S. Capitol have been lowered to half-staff to honor the five service members killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week.


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Faulty Fan, Smoke Blamed in Brief Evacuation of U.S. Capitol

Police briefly evacuated the U.S. Capitol and its visitors’ center on Tuesday as alarms sounded in both buildings.


American Idol Season 14 winner Nick Fradiani performs at the 26th National Memorial Day Concert on May 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts)

Thousands Attend 26th Annual Memorial Day Concert

An annual memorial day tradition in the District is the PBS Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol — a star-studded event with dramatic readings and documentary footage, and special guests from screen and stage.


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Police: Pressure Cooker in Suspicious D.C. Vehicle Destroyed

A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle’s owner was found and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.


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Pilot Who Landed Gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol Facing 6 Charges

A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through miles of America’s most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison.


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Grand Jury Charges Man in Capitol Plot With Supporting ISIS

A federal grand jury on Thursday added a charge against an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol, alleging in the new count that he was trying to help Islamic State extremists.


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Judge OKs Ohio Terror Plot Suspect’s Review of Tapes Alone

A federal judge has agreed to let an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol privately review video and audio files in the case against him.


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FAA Chief: Gyrocopter ‘Indistinguishable’ From Birds, Kite

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says a small gyrocopter that flew through miles of the nation’s most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol was “indistinguishable” from other non-aircraft such as a flock of birds, a kite or a balloon.


Helicopter lands at U.S. Capitol

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.