The Washington Navy Yard was put on lockdown this morning after reports of possible gun shots. Federal officials have now issued an "all clear" for the area, but questions remain about what provoked the heavy response from law enforcement.
California passes a new law requiring all children enrolled in school to be vaccinated. It's the largest state in the nation to do so. The push to require vaccinations and the tension between public health and personal beliefs.
The facility in Southeast D.C. was locked down Thursday morning after reports of shots fired, but officials later said there was no evidence of a shooting, no one had been arrested, and no weapons had been found.
A lot of District residents assume that the sound of cheap rockets and firecrackers comes with the territory on the Fourth of July, but some say that the annual tradition — which is largely illegal — has gotten out of hand.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this morning that the federal government may continue to provide tax subsidies to lower income individual and families who signed up for health insurance on federally run health exchanges. Join us for an update on the decision and its implications
After two days of hearings on the deadly L'Enfant Plaza smoke incident, Christopher Hart said his agency has a better understanding of what might have gone wrong in the tunnel, and what Metro can do to improve.
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