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Confusion abounds as Trump's July 4 plans remain a mystery

Jun. 12, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With three weeks to go, exactly what's going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion because of President Donald Trump plans to reshape the nation's premier celebration. Will Independence Day festivities be centered around the Washington...

Panic at DC pride parade sends people running

Jun. 9, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panic caused by a mistaken belief that a gun had been fired during a pride parade in the nation's capital sent people running through the city's streets, authorities said. Police said some who fled had minor injuries and seven were taken to hospitals. "As the officers were going to the...

US House committee to hear bill proposing DC statehood

May. 31, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform is set to hold a hearing on a bill proposing Washington, D.C., be recognized as the nation's 51st state. WTOP-FM reports District Mayor Muriel Bowser and Democratic Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton on Thursday announced the July 24...

Democrat cautions about Trump's July 4th extravaganza

May. 22, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's planned July Fourth extravaganza on the National Mall could become a giant Trump rally on the taxpayers' dime, a Democratic senator cautioned Wednesday. But Interior Secretary David Bernhardt defended Trump's still-vague Independence Day plans for Washington,...