It is just over seven feet tall, a bronze, bearded figure with a determined gaze perched atop a three-foot marble pedestal. The combined weight is 1,700 pounds, but the symbolic heft of the Frederick Douglass statue is much greater, as became clear Wednesday when the carving of the famed abolitionist and District advocate found its place inside the halls of Congress after years of delay and...
A third Republican senator has come out in favor of gay marriage, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announcing her support Wednesday morning. "I am a life-long Republican because I believe in promoting freedom and limiting the reach of government," Murkowski wrote on her Web site. "When government does act, I believe it should encourage family values. I support the right of all...
The maker of the popular Firefox browser is moving ahead with plans to block the most common forms of Internet tracking, allowing hundreds of millions of users to eventually limit who watches their movements across the Web, company officials said Wednesday.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Facing a tight withdrawal deadline and tough terrain, the U.S. military has destroyed more than 170 million pounds worth of vehicles and other military equipment as it rushes to wind down its role in the Afghanistan war by the end of 2014.
"People of America, we're going to be okay." This video of Russell Brand laying waste to the cast of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC has been making the rounds, and it's devastating. They start by oddly baiting him ("He's a really big deal I'm told this. I'm not very pop cultured, I'm sorry") addressing him in the third person, and at some point calling him Willy? I think?...
Earlier this week, Delaware's casinos got a surprise windfall. Just days after saying no to tax breaks, Gov. Jack Markell (D) proposed that $8 million of the state's budget surplus be distributed amongst its three struggling establishments, to forestall the layoffs that at least one of them had threatened.
Rand Paul seems to be crossing over to the mainstream — or maybe, it’s the other way around. When Kentucky’s junior senator arrived in Washington just over two years ago, he seemed destined to inhabit the role of perpetual outlier. But now, he’s in the mix on just about everything that is happening, and talked about as a credible Republican presidential contender in 2016.
A new virus responsible for an outbreak of respiratory illness in the Middle East may be more deadly than SARS, according to a team of infectious disease specialists who recently investigated a set of cases in Saudi Arabia.
Bennett Rill finished his last day of school at Rachel Carson Middle School on Tuesday and met up with some friends to kick off the summer. After dinner at a Glory Days Grill, the teens wandered over to an elementary school near the restaurant and decided to climb up onto the roof. At some point, authorities said, Bennett accidentally came into contact with a live wire and was electrocuted.
The news that the Congressional Budget Office found that immigration reform would dramatically reduce the deficit has deprived diehard reform foes of one of their last remaining arguments: Rewarding the "takers" would sock it to the American taxpayer.