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Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine Grilled on Miriam Carey Shooting

Pressed to delve into lessons learned from the Oct. 3 shooting of Miriam Carey, Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine stood by the department’s use of force Monday.

Jones Miller Is Settling Into Role as Chief of Staff for Wittman

After nearly 10 years on Capitol Hill, Jamie Jones Miller is settling into her new role as chief of staff for Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va.

D is for Desperate

Think you’re the only one who really wants that Capitol Hill job? Worried that all the begging might leave you looking a bit “desperate?” Hill Navigator discusses reframing your messaging techniques below.

Calendar: Roll Call Book Club, D.C. Mayoral Debate and the Mind

Spring has officially arrived! If only it really felt like it. Anyway, here are some Hill happenings to get you through what we hope are the last coldish days of the season.

D.C. Voters Still Support Gray, Bowser Gains Steam in Wake of 'Uncle Earl'

Vincent Gray and Muriel Bowser are in a dead heat atop the pack of Democrats running for D.C. mayor, according to the first public poll conducted since the “Uncle Earl” corruption allegations.

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Democracy for America, Marion Barry Endorse in D.C. Primary

With early voting officially under way in the District’s Democratic primary and the April 1 election less than two weeks away, some influential backers are making a final attempt to sway key races.

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Passport Day on the Hill to Provide Lessons on Travel Security

Spring break brings a prime opportunity for members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers to travel abroad.

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Issa Says Lifting District's Height Act Could Lure Pro Football Back to D.C.

Wooing Washington’s National Football League franchise back to the city would be easier if D.C. would lift its building height limits, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

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Navy Yard Review Suggests DOD Has Handed Out Too Many Security Clearances

An independent review of the security clearance process released six months after the Navy Yard shooting finds the U.S. government has exposed classified national security information, often at very sensitive levels, to far too many people.

And the Winner of the Staff Assistant Job Is . . .

We’ve all been there — qualified, hopeful, ready to hit the ground running but ultimately not the one picked for the job. But what happens when you aren’t even given a chance to apply? Hill Navigator discusses.

Deaf Caucus Encourages Members To Hire More Deaf Staffers

Members of Congress are joining with the deaf community to bring more deaf interns and staffers to Capitol Hill.

Irving, Gainer Explore Solving Bottlenecks at Capitol Access Points

Around 10 on a recent mid-workweek morning, the line of people waiting to enter the Rayburn House Office Building stretched across the stately cement plaza.

Taking the Long View on Recess Week

PHOENIX — Monday’s snow is a reminder of why Major League Baseball long ago decamped for Arizona and Florida for its spring training schedule. With snow on the ground in Washington, Opening Day seems a long way away on the East Coast.

Physicist Bliss: First Pi Day, Next 'Particle Fever' Movie

Physicists have a lot to cheer about these days. First comes the mathematical/pastry part of the equation. Then comes the celluloid/digital celebration of their efforts.

New Hampshire House Backs D.C. Voting Rights

The District’s right to full-fledged voting membership in Congress got a thumbs up in New Hampshire on Thursday.

Another Capitol Hill Dive Takes a Dive: Pour House to Close

It’s about to get harder to find a grubby place for a beer on Capitol Hill. The Pour House at 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE will close its doors on April 30, Tim Ebner of the Washington City Paper’s Young and Hungry blog reports.

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Members of Congress Sign Boston Marathon Memorial Quilt

Although Kari Wagner left her native Meade County, Ky., long ago, the Florida mom still has a strong ally in Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Bearnaise Evolves With the Neighborhood

Back when he was the driving force behind only two budding hospitality concepts, Capitol Hill restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn looked around his slice of Southeast D.C. and figured the place could use some razzle-dazzle.

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Issa Wants to Go Further on Height Act

One of the District’s chief advocates in the House gave some unsolicited guidance to Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council on Wednesday.

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In Wake of Latest Allegations, Gray Asks: Whom Do You Trust? Me or 'Greedy' 'Uncle Earl'?

With corruption allegations threatening to derail his campaign for the April 1 primary, Mayor Vincent Gray is putting his reputation up against “Uncle Earl.”

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