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Soldiers place thousands of flags at Arlington graves ahead of Memorial Dayupdated: Thu May 24 2012 23:55:00

Soldiers placed small American flags at the graves of more than 260,000 service members in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

Globetrotters dribble into the nation's capitalupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 19:55:00

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters dribbled their way across the cherry-blossom-lined Potomac River on Monday and into the nation's capital.

Globetrotters dribble into Washingtonupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 19:55:00

Harlem Globetrotter Flight Time Lang shows off his skills on the Francis Scott Key Memorial Bridge.

Live military rounds wash up on Maryland shoreupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 19:22:00

The U.S. military and local authorities are warning beachgoers in southern Maryland to be on alert after live military rounds were found washed ashore at Newtowne Neck State Park in Leonardtown, Maryland.

Obama pledges to speed up road projects, add jobsupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 17:26:00

President Barack Obama on Wednesday issued new orders aimed at speeding up transportation projects he says will put construction workers back on the job, using the opportunity to blast congressional Republicans who have blocked similar legislation.

Make a promise to visit this placeupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 22:26:00

As we head into a workweek that ends with a federal holiday on Friday, you can expect the usual:

Army head who could be next chairman talks to grieving military kidsupdated: Fri May 27 2011 20:55:00

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey is doing his best to avoid reporters since word leaked that he is the president's top choice to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Supreme Court Justice Scalia fined in fender-benderupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 21:48:00

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been fined $70 for allegedly rear-ending an automobile in a minor four-car collision, a United States Park Police spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

Scalia uninjured after minor car accidentupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 10:04:00

A little car accident was not enough to stop Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from making it to work on time Tuesday, and the 75-year-old jurist showed no effects on the bench of his earlier adventure.

Amidst talks of budget cuts, Pentagon pushing for more moneyupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 17:48:00

There are only three miles and the Potomac River separating the Pentagon from the U.S. Capital. But lately the distance can be measured as $23 billion.

Fallen troops honored at Arlington wreath ceremonyupdated: Sun Dec 12 2010 20:18:00

Solemn rows of headstones in Arlington National Cemetery were adorned with holiday decorations Saturday morning, as hundreds of volunteers laid wreaths on the gravesites of America's fallen troops.

Inside Washington D.C.'s 'Little Ethiopia'updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 13:32:00

A record shop blares the contagious thump-thump of Ethiopian music. The aroma of strong coffee fills the air. And thick spices tickle your nose virtually every half a block. This is 9th and U Street in Washington, D.C. -- the unofficially designated "Little Ethiopia". Africans have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and it's clear here in the 25 shops and restaurants huddled together in one city block.

Inside Washington's 'Little Ethiopia'updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 13:32:00

Marketplace Africa takes a look at how one community is really thriving in the U.S. capital.

Cherry blossoms without the crowdsupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 11:09:00

In late March and early April, a canopy of cherry blossoms opens over Washington, D.C., shedding delicate petals across the Tidal Basin. During the mass bloom, about half a million out-of-towners will join locals in raising their gazes to the tops of the trees, a 1912 gift from the city of Tokyo. (Global marketing minds might wonder: Coincidence, or clever strategy on behalf of Japanese camera makers? Snap once for yes, twice for no.)

Cherry blossoms blooming in Japanupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 11:09:00

CNN's Kyung Lah explains the numerous things symbolized by blooming cherry blossoms in Japan.

Problems at Arlington National Cemetery investigatedupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 20:12:00

Army Secretary John McHugh ordered a new investigation into poor record keeping and other problems at Arlington National Cemetery even as a separate investigation ended without an absolute answer to who is buried in a grave marked "Unknown."

Marshals honor Lefkow as threats against federal judges climbupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 21:36:00

The federal judge whose husband and mother were slain in their family home in Chicago, Illinois, four years ago was honored Monday by U.S. marshals charged with combating a growing number of threats to the judiciary.

Water taxis to ferry hundreds across Potomac for inaugurationupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 21:44:00

While nearly all maritime activity on the Potomac River will be halted on Inauguration Day, a handful of Mall-goers will sail from Virginia to Washington on water taxis.

Inauguration may be traffic, security nightmareupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 17:44:00

Planning to attend the presidential inauguration this month in Washington? Expect a fortress-like city bursting at the seams.

Obama's new rideupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 17:44:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports on President-elect Barack Obama's new ride and how it compares to past presidential rides.

CNN International hits the campaign trail in Virginiaupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 11:51:00

Unlike in previous U.S. presidential elections of recent times, the battle for the White House in 2008 begins just a short drive west from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, across the Potomac River amid the commuter belt sprawl of northern Virginia.

Virginia holds keys to White Houseupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 12:49:00

Unlike in previous U.S. presidential elections of recent times, the battle for the White House in 2008 begins just a short drive west from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, across the Potomac River amid the commuter belt sprawl of northern Virginia.

The world's scariest runwaysupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 14:58:00

It's 10:45 a.m. on a cloudy day, and the crew of Druk Air flight KB205 is preparing to land at their home airport of Paro, Bhutan. Suddenly, ominous warnings start blaring, alerting them that their flight angle is all wrong and their rate of descent is far too fast. They fly a series of unconventional right-and-left banks through a narrow channel of hillsides before centering the swaying jet and putting it on the tarmac.

Tomb of the Unknowns caught in battleupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 23:55:00

The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery is at the center of combat between preservationists and cemetery officials.

Behind the scenes: Will convention sway independents?updated: Wed Aug 27 2008 11:02:00

Good friends, with different views on this election, tune in to the first night of the Democratic convention. They're sitting on the couch in Rachel Bouve's apartment in Crystal City, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington.

Summer fun in the nation's capitalupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 11:49:00

From free concerts to fresh blue crabs, summertime in the Washington area can be a lot of fun.

National Mall in monumental disrepair, activists sayupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 14:42:00

About half a million people are expected Friday on the National Mall in Washington for the nation's birthday celebration, but they may be shocked at what they see.

National Mall showing wearupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 14:42:00

National Mall or national disgrace? CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports on the state of America's most famous front yard. Wonder Woman's Lynda Carter Discovers a Dead Bodyupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 12:18:00

The TV star makes a grim discovery while canoeing on the Potomac River Report: Wildlife Refuges Underfundedupdated: Fri May 23 2008 10:00:00

America's wildlife refuges are so short of money that one-third have no staff, property is in disrepair, and drug dealers are using them for illicit purposes, a study says

'Raw Politics': DeSoto goes to the White Houseupdated: Sun Apr 06 2008 12:40:00

When I ran marathons, I took heart from the kind souls who lined the route in those torturous last few miles.

Bush marks Memorial Day 'where valor sleeps'updated: Mon May 29 2006 20:30:00

The United States honored its military dead Monday with speeches from its politicians, parades led by its heroes and outdoor celebrations featuring family and food.

Then & Now: Kelly Duncan Mooreupdated: Mon Jul 11 2005 09:50:00

After Air Florida Flight 90 plunged into the frigid Potomac River shortly after takeoff from Washington in 1982, flight attendant Kelly Duncan Moore was one of only a handful to make it out alive.

Inauguration week honors U.S. troopsupdated: Mon Jan 17 2005 10:51:00

As the first presidential inauguration since September 11, 2001 approaches, organizers are preparing a four-day wartime salute to the U.S. armed forces -- including concerts for troops, black-tie dinners and a special inaugural ball for military personnel.

Who is eligible for burial at Arlington?updated: Mon May 31 2004 15:39:00

It may be the most hallowed ground in the nation: Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 260,000 people.

Security at record high for WWII Memorial ceremonyupdated: Tue May 25 2004 19:46:00

Security will be at unprecedented levels for a National Mall event Saturday during the dedication of the National World War II Memorial, officials say.

Justice Souter assaulted during jogupdated: Sat May 01 2004 11:27:00

U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter was assaulted by two men Friday night and taken to a hospital with minor injuries, a court spokeswoman said.

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