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    Restoration of Washington, D.C.'s Union Station

    Secretary Victor Mendez, Stephanie Meeks, and others spoke at an event commemorating the completion of construction inside Washington, D.C.'s Union Station. They talked about the history of…

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    D.C. Metro System Safety

    The heads of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Federal Transit Administration were among the witnesses at a hearing on safety and reliability issues that have beleaguered…

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    Washington's Monument

    John Steele Gordon talked about his book Washington’s Monument: And the Fascinating History of the Obelisk, in which he provides a history of the Washington Monument. First conceived as an…

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    Washington

    Tom Lewis talked about his book Washington: A History of Our National City, in which he provides a history of Washington, D.C., from George Washington’s decision on the ten-mile site as the…

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    Polk County, Iowa, Democratic Caucus Training

    More than 100 precinct captains and chairs gathered for caucus training and to hear from elected officials. The shadow delegation for the District of Columbia talked about the resolution…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) delivered the weekly Republican address. He said that “education ought to be the civil right of the 21st century.” He called on President Obama and…

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    Q&A with Tom Sherwood

    Tom Sherwood talked about political corruption in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Mr. Sherwood covers politics and the District of Columbia government for NBC4 in…

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    Scenes of 1927 Washington, D.C.

    Clip from the Prelinger Archives of silent home movies of a family vacation in the nation’s Capitol.

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    History of Dupont Circle

    Stephen Hansen talked about the history of Dupont Circle, one of Washington, D.C.'s, most famous neighborhoods. Mr. Hansen spoke about how and why wealthy, fashionable families and couples…

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    Empire of Mud

    J.D. Dickey talked about his book, Empire of Mud: The Secret History of Washington, D.C., about what Washington, D.C., was like during the 19th Century. In his book, he says that Washington was…

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    Funeral Service for Marion Barry

    Civil rights leaders, colleagues, and friends of the late Marion Barry gathered at the Washington Convention Center for a funeral service for former Washington, D.C, mayor, who died on November 23, 2014. The…

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    Building of Washington, D.C.

    Alison Fortier talked about the building of the various historical sites throughout Washington, D.C., and the people who helped shape the nation’s capital. In her book, A History Lover’s…

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    Burning of Washington River Tour

    Steve Vogel, author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation, told the story of the August 24, 1814, burning of Washington, D.C., during a river tour with his boat.…

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    Burning of Washington

    Anthony S. Pitch, author of The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, talked about the attack during the War of 1812 that led to the only foreign occupation of the U.S.…

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    200th Anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the Burning of Washington, DC

    Panelists commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812. On August 24, 1814, British soldiers defeated American troops at the Battle of…

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    Capitol Hill Preservation

    Stephen Ayers talked about his role in the maintenance and preservation of some of Washington, D.C.'s most significant buildings, including the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and the…

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    De-Criminalization of Marijuana in Washington, D.C.

    Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) responded to a Republican amendment to a bill for funding for the District of Columbia that would block the city from enforcing its law…

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    Marijuana Policy

    Witnesses testified about the decriminalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia. The hearing focused on possible effects of doing so on local and federal prosecutions. Among they…

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    Q&A with Cathy Lanier

    Cathy Lanier, the chief of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, talked about the department’s growth in the twenty-three years she has been a police officer. She talked about…

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    Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony

    A statue of abolitionist, author, and statesman Frederick Douglass was unveiled and dedicated in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The ceremony included invocations,…

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