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Nearly a decade before she became Maryland House speaker, Del. Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) was at a meeting where a colleague made an offensive comment. Everyone in the room was taken aback.
In first, transgender troops testify before House as Trump administration seeks to limit their service
Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik commissioned as an infantry officer from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., graduated from Ranger School and lived a “soldier’s life,” she said, spending long periods
Minorities and women, especially those in their 20s and early 30s, are returning to the workforce. They’ve been drawn back by rising wages and recruited by employers who may have bypassed them when the
New lawmakers pressure Congress to treat staff, interns better to bring more diversity to Capitol Hill
When Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said last week that she would not only pay her interns, but also provide more than the minimum wage, the news had an immediate impact. National media the
The most diverse House freshman class in history convened Tuesday for the first time since last week’s elections. But of the two political parties’ freshman gatherings, only one looked something like country
The census is a survey the United States conducts every decade to take stock of who lives in the country. But it's also more than that: The census is a time capsule of a place and era during which it collected
Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York, a top-ranking Democrat and a rising star in the party, lost in a stunning upset Tuesday to a little-known primary challenger, sending shock waves through the party out
NEW ORLEANS — When LaToya Cantrell raises her right hand Monday to take the oath of office, she will make history, becoming the first female mayor in New Orleans’s 300-year existence. Her installation
An all-female San Antonio based group Mariachi Las Alteñas is trying to change a music genre that has been traditionally played exclusively by men. SAN ANTONIO, Texas — It is the sound of Mexico, often
Fairfax City voters elected two Korean Americans to their city council Tuesday night, a sign of expanding political influence among one of the Washington region’s fastest-growing ethnic groups. So Lim,
Three black teens are finalists in a NASA competition. Hackers spewing racism tried to ruin their odds.
The three D.C. students couldn’t believe the news. They’d developed a method to purify lead-contaminated water in school drinking fountains, and NASA announced last month that they were finalists in the