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  • weather Feb 1

    Photos: Snowball Fight Breaks Out at National Mall

    Sunday marked the D.C. area’s first significant snowfall in two years. The snow began before dawn and blanketed the area, leaving about 2 to 3 inches on the ground – the perfect amount for snowball fights, sledding and snowmen.

  • Inauguration Day Jan 21

    Photos: The Inaugural Fireworks Show You May Have Missed in DC

    A spectacular fireworks display lit up the National Mall Wednesday night during the finale of the “Celebrating America” inauguration event for President Joe Biden.  But many Washingtonians couldn’t go watch the show because of tight security downtown. Here’s a look at what you may have missed. The pyrotechnics lit up D.C.’s monuments as Kat...
  • DC Jan 20

    Photos: Inauguration Day Parade and Local Celebrations

    On Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden became the country’s 46th president. With a presence of more than 20,000 National Guard troops, minimal crowds due to the coronavirus pandemic and the historic swearing in of the nation’s first female vice president with Black and South Asian ancestry, this inauguration was unlike any other in history. Even thou...
  • Joe Biden Jan 19

    ‘Field of Flags' on National Mall Represents Americans Unable to Attend Inauguration

    Nearly 200,000 flags are on display on the National Mall ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. The “Field of Flags” represents Americans who were unable to travel to Washington, D.C., for Inauguration Day amid the coronavirus pandemic and security threats. The Presidential Inaugural Committee lit the Field of Flags with 56 pillars...
  • Inauguration Day Jan 18

    Photos: Inauguration Rehearsal Shut Down by External Threat

    A dress rehearsal for the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden was interrupted Monday when U.S. Capitol Police issued a security warning to everyone on Capitol grounds.  “All buildings within the Capitol Complex: External security threat, no entry or exit is permitted, stay away from exterior windows, doors. If outside, seek cover. USC...
  • DC Jan 20

    Photos: Tensions Run High as DC Increases Security Ahead of the Inauguration

    As authorities prepare to restrict access to parts of downtown D.C. ahead of Inauguration Day amid warnings about the possibility of violence, the tension is palpable. Federal and local officials are coordinating enhanced security following the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. Photos from the days leading up to the inaugurati...
  • Jan. 6 Protests Jan 18

    Photos: Trump Supporters Gather, President Incites Chaos in DC

    In the early hours of Wednesday morning, crowds of President Donald Trump’s supporters began to arrive in downtown D.C., some praying together in groups, as they prepared for their second day of demonstrations. Some arrived as early as 3 a.m. in order to see Trump speak at the Save America rally on the Ellipse, on the day that a joint sess...
  • quiz Jan 6

    Quiz: Test Your COVID-19 Vaccine Knowledge

    More than 4 million people have now received a coronavirus vaccine and millions more doses will go into the arms of Americans in the coming months.  But there’s still some confusion about how the shots work and who’s in line to get them. Take the quiz below to test your knowledge and separate fact from fiction.  This is our...

  • protests Jan 18

    Photos: DC Braces for Conflict as Trump Supporters Descend on the Capitol

    Supporters of President Donald Trump are set to begin their second day of demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, as Congress meets to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College. Following a day and evening of mostly peaceful but sometimes tense rallies and speeches that ended with six arrests, Trump plans to add...
  • baltimore explosion Dec 28, 2020

    Photos: Explosion at Baltimore High-Rise Leaves Several Injured

    An explosion and a partial roof collapse at a Baltimore high-rise Wednesday morning has left at least 10 people injured, nine critically, Baltimore Fire says. Firefighters reported they rushed to rescue workers trapped in scaffolding. Those who were critically or seriously injured were rushed to hospitals, authorities said, and two people were t...
  • COVID-19 Jan 6

    Think You're a COVID-19 Expert? Take Our Quiz

    Our scientific knowledge of the coronavirus is constantly evolving, but luckily we now have a much stronger understanding of COVID-19 compared to the start of the pandemic. We’ve compiled some of the most important facts about the virus, its effects and how to prevent it. Take our quiz on all things related to the coronavirus to test your kno...
  • White House Nov 30, 2020

    Photos: White House Reveals Christmas Decorations

    The White House has revealed its Christmas decorations for this year, providing a tour for news media on Monday before a reception for the volunteers who helped decorate. This year’s White House Christmas theme is “America the Beautiful,” a concept that aims to highlight the people, places and things that make the U.S. unique. Official ...
  • coronavirus Nov 24, 2020

    Planning a Holiday Gathering? This Map Might Convince You Otherwise

    Coronavirus cases have continued to surge in the United States, throwing a wrench in holiday plans across the country.  The Centers for Disease Control is urging folks to stay home and avoid traveling this holiday season, but for those who remain on the fence, this map may help you weigh your options.  The COVID-19 Event Risk Assessm...
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