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D.C. police say shots were fired outside the Rayburn building on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol after someone tried to ram a cruiser.

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The Titanic’s hidden history

VIDEO | The Titanic sank 100 years ago today. But memories of its victims are alive and well — and hidden throughout D.C.

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Explore the finalists of the 2012 Peeps diorama contest.

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Laughs for Islam

Armed with humor and a desire to engage in dialogue about Islam, a troupe of four Muslim comedians performed in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

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The Hidden Life of Guns

A year-long investigation by four Washington Post reporters documenting the ways guns move through American society, from sales at retail dealers to crimes on city streets.

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Top secret America

The government has built a system so big, no one really knows if it’s keeping its citizens safe.