The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing this summer on a proposal to grant statehood to Washington, DC, reportedly the first House hearing in more than 25 years on the long-shot bid to transform the federal district into the nation's 51st state.
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A proposal that would change how protests can be held around some of the capital's most iconic sites has attracted a sizable public response, including opposition from several Democratic members of Congress.
A 74-year-old man has been discovered alive five days after his senior living apartment complex in Washington, DC, caught fire -- but nobody knew he was missing.
The US Food and Drug Administration is advising people to avoid eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela because of potential contamination by bacteria.
A federal judge has ruled against the Department of Health of Human Services' decision to end a grant program aimed at curbing teen pregnancy --- the fifth such ruling against the agency.
New legislation championed by two DC City Council members would symbolically change the name of a small stretch of road outside the Russian Embassy to that of Boris Nemtsov, a pro-democracy Russian dissident who was assassinated in Moscow in 2015.