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Citigroup to pay $7 billion to settle U.S. financial claims

Washington D.c. - U.S. banking giant Citigroup Inc. agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle government claims that it lied to investors when it sold them some $30 billion in financial products backed by subprime mortgages, precipitating the 2007-2009 financial crisis.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Op-Ed: Devil's advocate — Keeping the Redskins name

In recent weeks, pressure has mounted on the National Football League to compel Washington Redskins owner, Daniel Snyder, to change the name of his team.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 1 comment

Video: Santa Claus got arrested at the White House

Washington - It seems that Santa himself has been a very bad boy. He got arrested at the White House the other day. He really wasn't asking that much, just an increase in the minimum wage, but it seems his Christmas wish didn't come true.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

John Kerry promises some U.S. spying practices will end

John Kerry, United States secretary of state, said last night some of America's spying activities have "reached too far." Speaking by videolink yesterday to a conference with the Open Government Partnership, Mr Kerry confirmed trust needs to be restored.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar

Man torches himself with gasoline near Capitol Hill

Washington - An unidentified man set himself on fire early Friday evening at Washington’s National Mall close to federal museums currently closed as a result of the US government shutdown. There was no immediate explanation for the incident.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Op-Ed: 9/11 a day of tribute, and remembering the importance of living

Minneapolis - Like Pearl Harbor, it's a day that will live in infamy. Thousands were lost and countless families never even got a chance to say goodbye.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 40 comments

One day waiting period proposed for Washington DC tattoos

Getting tattoos and body piercings on impulse may become less impulsive if Washington DC health regulators get their way.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Washington wants to host Summer Olympics in 2024

Despite being snubbed to host the Olympic games in 2012 officials in Washington believe their city is a perfect location for the 2024 Summer Games.
In the Media by John Sevigny - 1 comment

Giant panda, Mei Xiang, gives birth at Smithsonian National Zoo

Washington - Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth at the Smithsonian National Zoo. This is the giant panda's third cub. She had given birth last September, but sadly, that panda only lived for a few days.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Photo essay: World Deserts exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden Special

Washington - The United States Botanic Garden houses a wonderful collection of plants. Every day many people enter the conservatory's doors in order to get a glimpse at the often rare, and always beautiful, collections.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

FBI counter-terror team celebrates 30 years of service

Quantico - The FBI is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Hostage Rescue Team. Always ready to respond to a crisis situation, this specialized entity is America's premier SWAT team and a world renowned counter-terrorism force.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 1 comment

Trump approved for 60-year lease of historical Old Post Office

Washington - The deal between the U.S. General Services Administration and real estate tycoon Donald Trump has been finalized. Trump can now move forward with plans to redevelop Washington D.C.'s historic Old Post Office. His company has secured a 60-year lease.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Rapper Nas pledges to help homeless family in Washington

After hearing about a Washington family who lost their home in a fire, New York rapper Nas was deeply moved and decided to take action.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Grazing goats to clean invasive plants in Capitol Hill cemetery

Washington - A team of goats has been "hired" to clean out the invasive plants that are currently taking over the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. The work is expected to take about six days of 24-hour shifts.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

Study finds Washington, DC is the least honest place in America

Washington - An informal study determined that people in Washington, DC were the least likely to use the honor system when it came to paying for bottles of tea. This marks the second year in a row that the nation's capital has received the unflattering distinction.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 4 comments

Video: Iraqi woman speaks at Free Bradley Manning rally in DC

Washington - During a rally in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning, an Iraqi citizen, Farah Muhsin Al Mousawi, gave an impassioned speech, calling for the release of Manning, directly addressing Major General Jeffrey Buchanan.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Lincoln Memorial vandalized, splashed with green paint (UPDATED)

Washington - Vandals reportedly splashed green paint on the Lincoln Memorial located on the National Mall. The U.S. Park Police are currently investigating the crime.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 25 comments

Unpublished interview with now-deceased reporter Helen Thomas Special

Washington - Legendary White House reporter Helen Thomas died today at the age of 92. She achieved many "firsts" in her career, including opening up the White House Correspondents' Dinner to women. Thomas shared some details of that event with this reporter.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 8 comments

Mobile payments bring taxi cabs into the 21st century

Taxi cabs have been cruising the United States helping passengers traverse the landscape for close to a century. And for most of that 100 year period, cash and coin have been the only compensation taxi drivers could accept.
In the Media by Michael Essany - 1 comment

Hundreds protest Zimmerman trial outcome in Washington DC

As the news about the George Zimmerman trial in Florida spread, people from coast-to-coast in America took to the streets and CNN showed Zimmerman's personal data on nationwide TV.
In the Media by Jerry Nelson - 1 comment

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano leaving DC for UC

Washington - After more than four years as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Napolitano announced in a statement today that she will be leaving the post to head the University of California System.
In the Media by Kay Mathews

Op-Ed: Washington critical of everyone but itself in Snowden affair

Washington continues to shirk its own responsibility in its mishandling of state secrets. Criticizing China for letting Snowden go is like blaming the fireman for the smoke detector without batteries.
In the Media by Craig Boehman - 5 comments

Walmart threatens to leave DC over city's 'living wage' mandate

Washington - Walmart has threatened to scrap plans to build three stores in Washington DC and halt construction on three others already being built over the city's so-called 'living wage' bill.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 40 comments

EU diplomats in Washington, New York and Brussels spied on by NSA

A document cited by Der Spiegel magazine is reporting that not only were European citizens spied on by the NSA, but also employees of EU diplomatic missions in both Washington and the UN. Updated with video.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Op-Ed: What to do in DC with the kids on days it's too hot to be outside Special

Looking for something to do in the D.C. area this summer when it's too hot to be outside? There are plenty of things to do that are inside the comfort of air conditioned buildings and are very child-friendly.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Work ongoing where sinkhole opened on Washington, D.C. street Special

Washington - On Tuesday a 15-foot deep sinkhole opened up on a busy Washington, D.C. street. The repairs were initially expected to take a couple of days, but the work will continue through this weekend.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

In photos ─ Activists March against Monsanto in Washington, D.C. Special

Washington - Activists around the world today gathered in their communities to unite for the March against Monsanto. Supporters of this cause would like to see foods containing GMOs, along with dangerous chemicals, banned. Or, at least, labeled.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

Sinkhole opens up and disrupts D.C. traffic during rush hour

Washington - A sinkhole opened up on an intersection in downtown Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. The streets around the sinkhole were closed and this caused problems during rush hour.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Armed march turns into massive civil disobedience event

What started out as a proposal for a few people to march into Washington D.C. with loaded rifles is now becoming a call for widespread civil disobedience and defiance of government authority.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 11 comments

In photos ─ Observing the First Amendment in Washington, D.C. Special

Washington - At a time where many feel some freedoms are being eroded in American society, First Amendment rights are still valued. This is evident in Washington, D.C., as at any given time, numerous people can be observed expressing themselves on a variety of issues.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments
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A cluster of young cherry trees on the edge of the National Mall  descendants of the originals plant...
A cluster of young cherry trees on the edge of the National Mall, descendants of the originals planted in 1912.
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A group gathers last summer as an anti-fracking rally is about to begin in front of the U.S. Capitol...
A group gathers last summer as an anti-fracking rally is about to begin in front of the U.S. Capitol building.
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You can see the netting stretched across the ceiling in the station s Main Hall.
You can see the netting stretched across the ceiling in the station's Main Hall.
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Ceiling inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building.
Ceiling inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building.
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Traffic is a way of life in the Washington D.C. area.  Slugging  is a common practice. People can in...
Traffic is a way of life in the Washington D.C. area. "Slugging" is a common practice. People can instantly carpool, the passenger gets a ride and in exchange the driver can use high occupancy lanes (HOV).
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Festival T-shirts and hats for sale
Festival T-shirts and hats for sale
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Tanks following behind protesters on the 2nd inauguration of President Barack Obama
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Tanks following behind protesters on the 2nd inauguration of President Barack Obama
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U.S. Capitol
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U.S. Dept. of Interior National Mall and Memorial Park has a Floral Library  full of multicolored tu...
U.S. Dept. of Interior National Mall and Memorial Park has a Floral Library, full of multicolored tulips which coincide with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
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A plane flies over the Tidal Basin as it prepares to land at Reagan International Airport.
A plane flies over the Tidal Basin as it prepares to land at Reagan International Airport.
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Numerous pictures drawn by children in Japan and sent to the U.S. were on display.
Numerous pictures drawn by children in Japan and sent to the U.S. were on display.
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Mythbusters host Adam Savage speaking at the Reason Rally.
Mythbusters host Adam Savage speaking at the Reason Rally.
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Crowds forming at the Reason Rally.
Crowds forming at the Reason Rally.
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Hands on fun for kids at the Museum of Natural History
Hands on fun for kids at the Museum of Natural History
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Photographer capturing a shot of an unusual tree
Photographer capturing a shot of an unusual tree
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Cherry blossom petals have been  snowing  off the trees the last several days. One fresh petal falls...
Cherry blossom petals have been 'snowing' off the trees the last several days. One fresh petal falls to join the others. Soon the trees will be green.
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An unusually light-traffic visit at the National Museum of Natural History  generally this area is a...
An unusually light-traffic visit at the National Museum of Natural History, generally this area is a lot more crowded.
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