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5 Of Washington DC's Best Hidden GemsWashington, D.C. is a complex city, offering a little bit of everything, and a lot of some particular things. One of the best places for free museum visits, the city is an open book in a way. But there are some secrets the city keeps to itself. Tourists, and even some residents, overlook these hidden gems everyday.
U.S. Capitol Police: Vehicle Hits Barricade, Driver ChargedPolice say a person is in custody after a vehicle struck a barricade near the U.S. Capitol.
U.S. Capitol Flags Lowered in Memory of Tennessee VictimsThe flags at the U.S. Capitol have been lowered to half-staff to honor the five service members killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week.
Faulty Fan, Smoke Blamed in Brief Evacuation of U.S. CapitolPolice briefly evacuated the U.S. Capitol and its visitors' center on Tuesday as alarms sounded in both buildings.
Thousands Attend 26th Annual Memorial Day ConcertAn 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.
Police: Pressure Cooker in Suspicious D.C. Vehicle DestroyedA 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.
Pilot Who Landed Gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol Facing 6 ChargesA 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.
Grand Jury Charges Man in Capitol Plot With Supporting ISISA 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.
Judge OKs Ohio Terror Plot Suspect's Review of Tapes AloneA 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.
FAA Chief: Gyrocopter 'Indistinguishable' From Birds, KiteThe 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.
Lawmaker: Gyrocopter Pilot Flew 30 Miles in Restricted SpaceA 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.
Man Who Killed Himself at U.S. Capitol IdentifiedPolice have identified a man who fatally shot himself at the U.S. Capitol over the weekend, triggering an hourslong lockdown.