G.O.P. Governors Cause Havoc by Busing Migrants to East Coast

Thousands of migrants have been arriving on buses sent by the governors of Texas and Arizona. Many have ended up in homeless shelters and on the streets.

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Shooting in Washington, D.C., Injures 4, Police Say

Four people were injured in the shooting near a busy corridor in the nation’s capital. The suspect killed himself as the police prepared to enter a fifth-floor apartment from which he had fired more than 20 rounds, the police said.

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Bracing for Biden and Protests, Officials Fortify the Capitol

A security fence, National Guard troops and more police surround the Capitol in preparation for the State of the Union address and a possible truck convoy of protesters.

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8 Black Women Who Are Mayors in Some of the U.S.’s Biggest Cities

Black women achieved a historic milestone as mayors of eight major American cities this year. Political analysts say the record number points to “the age of Black women in politics.”

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Memorial Along National Mall Honors Pandemic Victims

Hundreds of thousands of white flags honor the more than 670,000 people in the United States who have died from the coronavirus.

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D.C.’s Mayor Mourned Covid’s Unequal Toll. Her Sister Is the Latest Victim.

As the number of coronavirus deaths in the city reached 1,000 this week, three-fourths of the dead were Black.

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Capitol Police Call for More Security, Prompting Debate Over How Far to Go

The Capitol Police, Washington’s mayor and lawmakers are weighing options for permanent fencing around Congress and bigger forces to respond to continuing threats.

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Washington DC and Coronavirus: City Reeling from Riot Faces Rising Cases

The district has seen more new cases in the last week than in any other seven-day stretch in the pandemic, part of a broader surge in the nation’s Mid-Atlantic region.

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How a String of Failures Led to the Capitol Siege

Poor planning among a constellation of government agencies and a restive crowd encouraged by President Trump set the stage for the unthinkable.

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Police Reassess Security for Inauguration and Demonstrations After Capitol Attack

In the wake of last week’s assault on the Capitol, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington called for officials to expedite security preparations for the inauguration.

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The 51st State? Washington Revisits an Uphill Cause With New Fervor

District of Columbia statehood has long been out of reach. Proponents hope Democratic control of the federal government and the security issues raised over the past week could change that.

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Leader of Proud Boys, a Far-Right Group, Is Arrested as D.C. Braces for Protests

About 340 National Guard troops are expected to deploy in support of local law enforcement before demonstrations against the election results.

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Leader of Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, Is Arrested as DC Braces for Protests

About 340 National Guard troops are expected to deploy in support of local law enforcement before demonstrations against the election results.

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D.C. Passes Bill to Give Young Offenders Chance at Reduced Sentences

Fueled by a debate over when the justice system should consider young people adults, the legislation would apply to those under 25 when they committed a crime who have served at least 15 years.

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White House Ignores Local Mandates, Giving Virus a New Hold in D.C.

The outbreak at the White House and on Capitol Hill underscored how difficult it is for a city with almost no control over the federal government it houses to sustain progress.

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N.Y.C. Paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Front of Trump Tower

The public art project was the latest battle in a feud between President Trump and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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FedEx Joins Push for Washington Redskins to Be Renamed

The shipping giant paid $205 million for the naming rights to FedEx Field under a sponsorship deal that began in 1999.

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After Federal Crackdown on Protests, House Will Vote on Making D.C. a State

Democratic leaders announced a vote on June 26 on granting statehood to the District of Columbia, the first such action in more than 25 years.

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D.C.’s Mayor Fights for Control of Her City at Trump’s Front Door

Amid tensions with the president over his deployment of federal officers during protests, Washington’s mayor had “Black Lives Matter” painted near the White House in an unmistakable assertion of control.

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Why Washington’s Streets Have Filled With Troops the Mayor Did Not Want

Because it’s not a state, the District of Columbia is at a disadvantage in any clash with federal authorities.

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As a Federal Coronavirus Expert Frets, the Capital Moves to Reopen

Like many areas around the country, Washington and its suburbs are embracing positive momentum in data on infections to push ahead.

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Washington, the Nation’s Capital, Moves to Reopen. Washington, the City, Is Not Ready.

As the coronavirus hits the White House, Congress and D.C.’s poorest areas, many across the region are asking the Trump administration to proceed with caution.

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