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Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 1:27 PM

US Rep. Elijah Cummings Will Lie in State at Capitol

The body of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol next week. Read »

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Special Election Expected for Cummings' Seat in Congress

Special Election Expected for Cummings' Seat in Congress

In the wake of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings' death Thursday, a special election for his replacement is expected to be held next year. Read »

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 9:25 PM

US Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, of Baltimore, died early Thursday morning. He was 68. Read »

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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Photos: Elijah Cummings Through the Years

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, 68, died early Thursday due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. A sharecropper's son, Cummings became the powerful chairman...View gallery »

  • Cummings 1973
  • Cummings 1975
  • Cummings, 1978
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Finish the Fight: Your Guide to the Nats World Series

Here's what you need to know about the Nationals' World Series run. Read »

Monday, Oct 14, 2019 at 7:28 AM

Virginia's Voter Registration Deadline Is Tuesday

Virginia's Voter Registration Deadline Is Tuesday

Tuesday is the last day Virginians can register to vote or update an existing registration. Read »

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 1:37 PM

Gov. Hogan Supports Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump

Gov. Hogan Supports Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he is "very troubled" by the controversy that has prompted an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, but he believes more facts need to... Read »

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 8:41 AM

Protesters Show Support for Hong Kong at Wizards Game

Protesters handed out T-shirts and held up signs in support of Hong Kong on Wednesday night when the Washington Wizards hosted a team from the Chinese Basketball Association. Read »

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 6:32 AM

Virginia Gov Says He's Restored Civil Rights to 22K Felons

Virginia Gov Says He's Restored Civil Rights to 22K Felons

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he has restored voting and other civil rights to more than 22,000 felons who have completed their sentences since taking office last year. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 12:10 PM

DC Votes to Rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day

DC Votes to Rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day

"Columbus enslaved, colonized, mutilated, and massacred thousands of Indigenous People in the Americas," Council Member David Grosso said in a statement. Read »

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