Students protest for action on climate change outside US capitol

Students in DC gather outside the US Capitol as part of an international day of student protests, aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change. IMAGES

DC bars, eateries host Cohen hearing watch parties

As Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday, bars and restaurants across the capital city turned their TV’s to the hourslong Congressional hearing. (Feb. 27)

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Blast of winter weather hits Washington, DC

A blast of winter weather hit Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, closing federal offices and local schools, disrupting air travel, and making roads hazardous for motorists. Tourists, however, didn’t seem to mind. (Feb. 20)

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Father of Parkland victim looks to change gun laws through art

The father of a Parkland shooting victim is seeking to spur change in American gun laws through art. Joined by politicians and local students, Manuel Oliver presents one of his “Walls of Demand” murals at a Washington, DC gallery ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Florida school shooting.

DC art exhibit features Ivanka lookalike

A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. (Feb. 8)

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday, Feb. 6th: Trump claims Islamic State demise in DC speech; Trump denounces House lawmaker over new investigation; Virginia AG admits wearing blackface; Milwaukee museum displays bobbleheads.

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Hip-hop turns 40 — and its parents are beaming with pride

When the Sugarhill Gang recorded “Rapper’s Delight” — the first commercially successful song to include rapping — they had no idea that it would help launch hip-hop as a global phenomenon. Forty years later, Master Gee, Grandmaster Caz and Melle Mel revisit the evolution of the movement as a hip-hop museum opens in Washington, DC.

DC rally held for detained Iranian TV anchor

(23 Jan 2019) Several dozen protesters rallied outside the federal courthouse in Washington, DC to support Iran’s Press TV anchorwoman Marzieh Hashemi, who is reportedly being held by U.S. federal authorities as a ‘material witness.’ (Jan. 23)

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Shutdown and border wall hit close to home for indigenous people

At the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, DC, participants from communities across the US say the shutdown, and the proposed border wall that caused it, “effectively cripples” their livelihood.