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Assistant Capitol Police Chief to Retire

The U.S. Capitol Police announced Tuesday that Assistant Chief Daniel B. Malloy is retiring after nearly two years as assistant chief and more than 30 years with the department. The news comes at a sensitive time for the department, as Chief Kim C. Dine has submitted a letter of resignation to the Capitol Police Board, comprised of the House and Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and the Architect of the Capitol.

Capitol Lens: Reflections of Spring

The Jefferson Memorial is reflected in the Tidal Basin as the cherry blossom trees reach peak bloom at sunrise Sunday. See more photos on Pages 3 and 16 of today’s Roll Call. According to Photo Editor Bill Clark, the Tidal Basin was packed with photographers and tourists at sunrise.

Library of Congress: the Unexpected Diplomat

One doesn’t typically expect terrorism to become a topic of discussion at hearing about library funding.

Piero di Cosimo's Breakout Show

It took almost 500 years for one of the bad boys of Renaissance art to get a major retrospective. But if recent crowds at the National Gallery of Art are any indication, Piero di Cosimo may be starting to emerge from the shadows cast by famous contemporaries such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo to take a long overdue star turn.

MPD Identifies Capitol Suicide Vicitim

The Metropolitan Police Department has identified the man who shot himself on the Capitol grounds Saturday afternoon as 22-year-old Leo P. Thornton of Lincolnwood, Ill.

Capitol Lens: Cloudy With a Chance of Dirt Clods

Heavy machinery dumps dirt on the National Mall near Seventh Street on April 9 as part of a restoration project that includes installing more durable grass and improving soil drainage. The project is expected to be completed by January 2017.

And the Morris Dancers Pressed On ...

Accordion music drifted over the reflecting pool as police wrapped up their press conference about the horrific shooting hours earlier on the West Front of the Capitol. Washington, D.C.’s Morris Dance Cherry Blossom Day of Dance would not be denied.

Suddenly, Hillary | Capitol Quip

We’re not saying we’re surprised former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is officially the inevitable Democratic nominee for president in 2016, and we’re not saying we’re not surprised, we’re just saying we’re not surprised it’s time to play this week’s Capitol Quip.

MPD Will Lead Capitol Shooting Death Investigation

The Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., will lead the investigation of the death of a man who shot himself on the West Front of the Capitol on Saturday, according to Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine.

Shots Fired at Capitol (Updated)

Updated 3:58 p.m. | Shots have been fired on the West Front of the Capitol in an apparent suicide, Capitol Police confirmed Saturday.

Meet Your New Capitol Quip Winner

Congratulations to this week’s winner and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.

Capitol Police Chief Submits Resignation Letter (Video) (Updated)

Updated 8:58 p.m. | U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine has submitted a letter of resignation to the Capitol Police Board, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to CQ Roll Call.

'Living in the Age of Airplanes' Lands at Air and Space Museum

If you aren’t awestruck by the fact that a quarter million people are zooming through the sky right now with drinks in hand, you are probably part of the majority. However, Brian Terwilliger wants to change that.

Cherry Blossom Run Packet Pickup in CVC

Are you participating in the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run on April 12? A reminder those competing in the event’s Capitol Hill Competition can pick up their race packets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Capitol Visitor Center’s HVC-215.

'Deposition' or 'Productive Dialogue'? Depends on Whom You Ask

With members of Congress back home or traveling overseas during the congressional recess, District of Columbia activists headed to Capitol Hill to encourage staffers to respect District autonomy. What happened? The answer ranges from what one person described as a “deposition” to what another said was a “productive dialogue.”

National Watchdog Group Jumps Into D.C. Budget Autonomy Case

Judicial Watch, a national watchdog group, has inserted itself into the District of Columbia court case surrounding the Budget Autonomy Act, arguing the mayor and the District Council are wrong to support the act and are playing “corrupt political games.”

Vote for Your Favorite New Democratic Leader Capitol Quip!

The finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your vote.

The Power Lunch: Kosher for Passover Version

Whether it’s the Longworth Cafeteria or BLT Steak, the power lunch continues during recess just as it does when Congress is in session. But for those for whom an in-session day requires more time in the office, recess periods can be better time for the power lunch of the white tablecloth variety.

'Red Lines' Screening Comes to CVC

For those concerned the bloody civil war in Syria is being a bit overshadowed by events in Yemen and nuclear talks over Iran, the makers of the documentary “Red Lines” will screen their film in the Capitol Visitor Center Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in HVC-200.

What Happens to the Menendez Foreign Relations Staffers?

When scandals strike a senator, what does it mean for his staff?

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