November 8, 2013 The last time the monument's height was measured was in 1999. And with scaffolding in place for earthquake repairs, engineers have a rare opportunity to take official measurements of the iconic obelisk.
September 17, 2013 The 12 victims of the Navy Yard shootings that brought panic and tragedy to a corner of Washington, D.C., on Monday morning are in many people's thoughts Tuesday, as their names and other information emerge. We'll collect what we know about the victims here.
September 12, 2013 Mayor Vincent Gray ended weeks of speculation and vetoed the measure passed in July. Wal-Mart threatened to halve the number of stores it plans to build in the district if the measure becomes law.
August 23, 2013 A dispute over the title This Town has sparked a mini-controversy worthy of Mark Leibovich's book about ego and excess in Washington, D.C.
July 19, 2013 A six year study of NPR's coverage finds that Washington sure enough leads, but there is more national dispersal than imagined. Editors and many of us want still more. See if your state is being dissed. Someone seems to be messing with Texas in particular (and Florida).
January 26, 2013 The gun control rally Saturday on the National Mall was organized after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 children died.
October 1, 2012 It's easy to blame politicians for failing to set aside differences and work together. But many political scientists believe that voters share the blame. Americans increasingly view the world through separate, partisan lenses and have turned compromise into a political liability.
June 6, 2012 If you own a home in the U.S., if you have a mortgage, you can deduct the interest you pay on that mortgage from your taxes. It's a popular, well-entrenched policy. But according to one policy adviser in Washington, "the mortgage-interest deduction ... makes no sense."
March 23, 2012 Photos of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., celebrates its centennial in full bloom.
May 2, 2011 The announcement that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces sparked large celebrations in New York and Washington, the epicenters of the Sept. 11 attacks.