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Shunned Superheroes at Capitol Reflecting Pool

Awesome Con made a valiant effort to break the world record for assembled superheroes on Friday at the Capitol Reflecting Pool, but fell short.

Citing Ukraine Crisis, GOP Looks to Cut Open World Leadership Center

In response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, House Republicans want to slash funding for the Open World Leadership Center, an international exchange program established nearly 15 years ago to build relationships with post-Soviet countries.

Senators Might Seize D.C. Lawsuit As Opportunity to Act on Budget Autonomy

Attorneys preparing to sue Mayor Vincent Gray and his administration to force compliance with the District’s budget autonomy law informed all relevant members of Congress before heading to D.C. Superior Court on Thursday.

D.C. Council to Mayor: See You in Court

With Capitol Hill failing to either stop the District’s local budget autonomy act from becoming law, or pass legislation freeing the city’s locally raised funds from the appropriations process, the issue is headed to court and pitting D.C.’s elected officials against one another.

Potomac Video Closing, the Last of a Breed

The last Potomac Video storefront, a once-sprawling regional video rental empire, will be closing its Avalon location at 5536 Connecticut Ave. NW at the end of May.

Senate Sergeant-at-Arms to Lay Wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

On Friday at 1 p.m., outgoing Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance W. Gainer will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

Notes on 'Boston Bound' — Hill Navigator Heads North

Capitol Hill staffers, by job design, are dedicated. The boss’ needs are elevated above their own, a staffer’s actions — good and bad — reflect back on the member. The job is all-consuming, sometimes exhausting and overwhelming, but Hill Navigator would not have a column in Roll Call if working on Capitol Hill was not as rewarding as it is.

Despite Capitol Renovations, Plenty of Action for Tourists on Campus

Congress has skipped town, so it’s time to cut a rug.

Capitol Police Chief: We Are Not the 'Media Police'

Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine clarified that his officers are not the “media police,” following a March 28 police-press run-in that nearly resulted in the arrest of a journalist.

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Boston Bound: Capitol Hill Staffers Lace Up for Marathon

Kerry Allen knows what it’s like to go to work on only a few hours of sleep. The legislative assistant for Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is up every morning before sunrise to log miles as part of her training plan for the upcoming Boston Marathon. Even on days when she does double-digit-mile runs, Allen is at her desk in the Hart Senate Office Building by 9 a.m.

Calendar: DC Brau's Anniversary, Drive-In Movies Return, Record Store Day!

Ah, recess. The pollen and tourist counts are up and everyone not on the campaign trail has a chance to let loose a little.

Congress Takes Hands-Off Approach to Miriam Carey Shooting

Release of the final autopsy report for Miriam Carey, the 34-year-old dental hygienist who was shot outside the Capitol on Oct. 3 after a fast and furious car chase from the White House, has renewed calls for action from an attorney for her family.

Arnie Thomas, Veteran Washington News Man, Dies at 66

Arnie Thomas, a former senior vice president at CQ Roll Call, former director of LEGI-SLATE at The Washington Post, president of the A Thomas Group and mentor to scores of co-workers over the years, died of a heart attack on April 12. He was 66 years old.

D.C. Chief Financial Officer Warns Local Budget Autonomy Law Puts Home Rule at Risk

The District’s Chief Financial Officer, an independent official in charge of all the city’s financial operations, warned the D.C. Council not to proceed with the local budget autonomy law that went into effect on Jan. 1.

'Documented' Prepares For D.C., U.S. Premieres

“I come to you as one of our country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants,” Jose Antonio Vargas told the Senate Judiciary Committee over one year ago.

Crane Arrives on East Front Friday Night, Rotunda Closes Saturday

Friday offered the final chance for Capitol Hill employees and visitors to glimpse Constantino Brumidi’s “Apotheosis of Washington” fresco before the Rotunda’s 17-day closure as part of ongoing Dome restorations.

Begich Introduces D.C. Autonomy Bills

Sen. Mark Begich kept his birthday party promise to D.C. Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss, introducing two bills on Thursday that, if passed, would result in greater autonomy for the District of Columbia.

You've Got Hate! Feedback on Atlanta Braves Flag Burning Post is EN FUEGO!

Atlanta Braves fans rise up to defend their own! Justin Upton might be outfielder non grata in Washington, but he can take heart his aficionados will defend his right to not try. Also? Team die-hards are determined to shrug off Turner Field’s torching of Old Glory this week.

Terry Gainer's Internet Security PSA: Change Your Passwords, 'Darn It'

Don’t leave tech problems up to “Geek squads,” warns Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance W. Gainer — be proactive about changing your passwords.

Colbert Owes D.C., Says Nemesis Eleanor Holmes Norton

Moments before Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., headed to the floor to school a nearly empty House chamber on the District’s case for statehood, some exciting news broke: CBS tapped comedian and Norton frenemy Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman behind the “Late Show” desk.

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