An officer stands just outside police tape Thursday as authorities investigate a car chase that began at the White House and ended near the Capitol.
Lv Mingxiang /Xinhua/Landov
October 4, 2013 Law enforcement authorities say the woman was Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn. The car they say she was driving rammed a security barrier at the White House, then took off toward the U.S. Capitol. There, police killed the driver.
People hold signs as they gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images
August 24, 2013 Organizers say they expect 100,000 people to attend Saturday's events ahead of the Aug. 28 anniversary of the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.
Green paint was discovered in two chapels inside the National Cathedral in Washington on Monday.
July 29, 2013 The woman allegedly splattered green paint on the organ at the National Cathedral. Paint was similarly splattered at the Lincoln Memorial last week.
September 23, 2012 Sounds of distress from the cub's mother, Mei Xiang, alerted panda-keepers, but it was too late. The cause of death is not yet known.
April 9, 2011 The National Cherry Blossom Festival turns Washington, D.C., into the camera capital of the nation.
February 25, 2011 Washington's mayor and city council president handed the city's congressional critics a lot more ammo in what had to be one of the worst weeks ever in the annals of the city's government. And that's really saying something since the city once saw a mayor arrested on drug charges.
December 17, 2010 The Defense Department responded Friday to the argument that the Army's Bradley Manning is being mistreated in military custody.
September 15, 2010 D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty seemed to be losing his primary contest to a fellow Democrat Vince Gray, showing that not all the anti-incumbency was Tea Party related.
August 9, 2010 Reality shows don't tend to do well when the casts and filming are based in Washington, D.C. But even though she's a frequent defender of the District, Sarah thinks this may not be such a bad thing. Maybe it's best not to encourage drama in D.C.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor