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The US safety net got a quick patch. What happens after the coronavirus?

April 01, 2020 8:09 pm

Those who support more government help for low-income families say the crisis has revealed holes in the safety net that the needy have long understood.

Sweeping Senate vote sends Trump $8.3B bill to fight coronavirus

March 06, 2020 8:56 am

The Senate has passed an $8.3 billion measure to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak in hopes of reassuring a fearful public and accelerating the government's response.

US Senators struggle to stay focused during Trump impeachment trial

January 22, 2020 12:09 pm

It's a challenge anyone who's served on a jury might understand, but senators try not to complain, given the enormous political stakes of the trial during the 2020 election year.

US fines Japan Airlines $300,000 over long flight delays

September 14, 2019 8:57 am

Under an agreement with the Transportation Department, the airline gets credit for $60,000 spent compensating passengers, and $120,000 will be waived if the airline avoids similar incidents for one year.

US House Homeland Security panel head says Trump words endanger lawmakers

July 19, 2019 1:35 pm

Representative Bennie Thompson, in a letter to Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger who heads the police board, cited "heightened threats" to four House Democrats who have come under attack by Trump, as well as other members of Congress.

China's economy growth cools further amid US tariff war

July 15, 2019 9:30 am

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed last month to resume negotiations. But economists warn the truce is fragile because the two sides face the same array of disagreements that caused talks to break down in May.

Indian businessman charged in US with drug smuggling, money laundering offenses

June 28, 2019 2:35 pm

Jeetendra Harish Belani, aka Jeetu, from Mumbai who has been charged with an eight-count indictment and faces a maximum sentence of not more than twenty years in prison, a fine of not more than USD 1 million or both.

Russia to Washington: Drop Middle East troop plan and stop provoking Iran

June 18, 2019 5:35 pm

Russia told the United States on Tuesday to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and to cease actions that looked like a conscious attempt to provoke a war with Iran.

Record 2,500 register for International Yoga Day event at Washington monument

June 10, 2019 9:19 am

For the third time, the Washington Monument – that faces the National Mall overlooking the US Congress – would host the International Yoga Day celebrations.

Companies see climate change hitting their bottom lines in the next 5 years

June 04, 2019 1:17 pm

Under pressure from shareholders and regulators, companies are increasingly disclosing the specific financial effects they could face as the planet warms.

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Heavy rains strand Washington drivers, flood White House basement

July 10, 2019 7:30 am

Water entered into the press workspace in the basement near the White House's West Wing as government employees worked to drain puddles of standing water with wet vacuum cleaners.

Spring is here; and so are the beautiful cherry blossoms

March 27, 2016 1:07 pm

For the Western world, and Japan in the East, the blooming of cherry blossoms usually means Spring is here. Especially in Washington, where people step out to admire the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin.

US pays tributes and remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

September 11, 2014 3:14 pm

Yachiyo Kuge, mother of Toshiya Kuge who was a passenger on Flight 93, places origami birds near his name, at the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville.

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