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The Real Life Inspiration Behind Forrest Gump

"Forrest Gump" famously inserted Tom Hanks into old archival footage, interweaving moments from real U.S. history with the fictional story of his character: A simple yet sincere man, sharing homespun wisdom on a park bench to different strangers while recounting the story of his ever-so-charmed life.Director Robert Zemeckis and ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) employed digital compositing and other groundbreaking visual effects to give Forrest's tale a true-to-life veneer. Thanks to the wonders of...
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Cache of airsoft guns near National Mall prompt big response in jittery U.S. capital

Authorities have been on edge since Jan. 6, and now they're preparing for another right-wing rally scheduled for Sept. 18.
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DC police: 2 briefly detained near National Mall after 'suspicious vehicle' spotted

Police in Washington, D.C. have detained an individual reportedly in a suspicious vehicle near the Tidal Basin on the National Mall.
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Heeding Steve Bannon’s Call, Election Deniers Organize To Seize Control Of The GOP—And Reshape America’s Elections

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. One of the loudest voices urging Donald Trump’s supporters to push for overturning the presidential election results was Steve Bannon. “We’re on the point of attack,” Bannon, a former Trump adviser and far-right nationalist, pledged on his popular podcast on Jan. 5. “All hell will break loose tomorrow.” Th...
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'Old battles have become new again': Thousands march in Washington, DC, and across the US in push for voting-rights legislation

With the Washington Monument in the background, the Rev. Al Sharpton, center, holds a banner with Martin Luther King, III, and Democratic Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green of Texas, during the march to call for sweeping protections against a further erosion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on August 28, 2021. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Thousands came to Washington and other US cities to push for passage of voting-rights legislation. House Democrats have passed voting legislation, only t...
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Trump lashed out after documents were released showing him pressuring Justice Department officials to overturn the election

U.S. President Donald Trump is seen on a screen as his supporters cheer during a rally on the National Mall on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Donald Trump lashed out after the release of documents showing him pressuring DoJ officials. The documents show Trump urging them to say last year's election was "corrupt." Trump repeated the election fraud claims that are at the center of his bid to overturn the election. See more stories on Insider's busines...
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Infections rise in 48 states; artist to blanket National Mall with 600K white flags for virus victims: Live COVID-19 updates

The U.S. is once again reporting more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections every hour as the delta variant spreads nationwide. More COVID-19 news.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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COVID-19 infections rise in 48 states; artist to put 600K flags on National Mall for virus victims: Live updates

The U.S. is once again reporting more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections every hour as the delta variant spreads nationwide. More COVID-19 news.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Britney Spears allowed to hire new lawyer in conservatorship

By Andrew Dalton | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A new attorney has been appointed to represent Britney Spears in her conservatorship after a hearing in which the singer tearfully spoke about the case’s impact on her life. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny on Wednesday approved Spears hiring former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart to represent her. The ruling was cheered by fans outside the courthouse. Rosengart requested that Spears’ father, James, be removed as her conservator,...
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Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Move to Washington DC

If you are thinking about moving to a new city, Washington DC is a great place to consider. Established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the national Capital city, Washington DC is a historical landmark in itself. There are many reasons why setting up home in Washington DC is a good idea.   Here are the top seven reasons why you should consider moving to Washington DC.   1. History Home of The White House and other historical government buildings, Washington  DC is brimming ...
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Fourth of July Fireworks Show at National Mall Costs $280k

The Fourth of July fireworks display at the National Mall costs nearly $280,000.
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Possible tornado sweeps through DC, surrounding areas; thousands of utility customers left without power

A possible tornado swept through Washington D.C., on Thursday, passing through the National Mall and disrupting flights at Reagan National Airport.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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LA County employee, a San Clemente resident, arrested and charged in Capitol breach

A Los Angeles County employee was arrested Monday in the city of Industry on federal charges alleging she was among the crowd that breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Lois Lynn McNicoll, 69, of San Clemente, a Department of Public Social Services employee, made her initial appearance in Los Angeles federal court following her arrest and was released on a $10,000 bond, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. McNicoll is charged in federal court in the District of Columbia with knowingly ent...
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Biden is hosting a July 4th 'independence from virus' celebration although the US is on track to narrowly miss his vaccination goal

The Bidens at the White House in 2017. Pool/Getty Images The White House is planning to host a cookout for more than 1,000 first responders, essential workers, and military personnel on Independence Day. While COVID-19 cases and deaths have dropped steadily as a result of widespread vaccination, the country still hasn't met the administration's goals. The US is set to narrowly miss Biden's goal to have at least 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. See more stories on ...
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Fireworks to Sparkle Over Washington Sky on July 4 After Pandemic Pause

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The annual fireworks display on the National Mall will go ahead this July 4 as the United States recovers from the...
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Trump's Republican convention fireworks caused $42,000 in damage to the National Mall

Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol on July 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. July 4th is a national holiday with the nation celebrating its 238th birthday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images The fireworks display at the RNC last August caused more than $42,000 in damage to federal property. The RNC has the federal government for damage on the Washington Monument's grounds. Trump's unprecedented use of the White House and National Mall...
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Hand-painted hearts or Captain Tom in bronze? Memorialising the fallen of Covid-19

As heroic statues fall out of vogue, communities have turned to experimental structures – from flourishing gardens to abstract sculptures – as monuments to loss on a vast scaleMaya Lin was a 21-year-old architecture student at Yale University when, in 1981, lacking professional experience, she submitted a class project to a design competition for a memorial for Vietnam war veterans on the National Mall in Washington DC. Her winning design, influenced by the minimalist sculpture and earth art of ...
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Immigrants who have been in the US for decades are being tossed into courtrooms without lawyers because of a glaring loophole in our justice system - it's time they get a fair hearing

United We Dream, CASA, and other organizations celebrate passage of the American Dream and Promise Act (HR 6) in the House during their watch part and rally on the National Mall in Washington on Thursday, March 18, 2021 Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images The majority of immigrants facing deportation lack an attorney because they are only charged with a civil violation. Federal, state, and local leadership can protect immigrants by advancing universal representation to immigrants wh...
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Anti-Gun Lobbying Group Expects & Demands Action for Helping Elect Dems

March For Our Lives wants something from congressional Democrats and they’re not subtle about it. (U S Capital Building Congress), iStock-1154438278 U.S.A. –-( An official with the gun prohibition lobbying group “March for Our Lives” has acknowledged his group expects action on gun control for having worked to elect an anti-gun Congressional majority and president. Quoted by Politico, Max Markham, identified as the March for Our Lives policy director, reportedly stated; “We didn...
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DC statehood measure clears House, Senate fight awaits

By Ashraf Khalil | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation’s capital the 51st state. Voting along party lines with minority Republicans in opposition, the House approved the bill 216-208. That’s likely the easy part, though. The proposal faces a far tougher fight in the Senate, where simple Democratic control of the chamber won’t be enough. The legis...
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House votes to make Washington, DC, the US's 51st state

Residents of Washington, DC, rally for statehood near the US Capitol on March 22. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The House on Thursday passed a bill along party lines that would make Washington, DC, the 51st state. HR 51 would give DC two voting senators, one voting member of the House, and a governor. But the bill isn't likely to receive the 60 votes needed to beat a filibuster in the Senate. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House of Representatives passed a bill along ...
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The White House backs a bill to make Washington, DC a state, calling lack of representation 'an affront' to 'democratic values'

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the District of Columbia statehood bill, Monday, March 22, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington Caroline Brehman/Pool via CQ Roll Call The White House is officially backing a bill to make Washington, DC the 51st state. The White House said DC statehood will "make our Union stronger and more just." A bill to make DC a state is now set for passage through the Democratic-controlled US House. Se...
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HUD Secretary Fudge to Join NAR, The Memorial Foundation for Fair Housing Conversation

Washington, D.C. – April 14, 2021 ( The Memorial Foundation and the National Association of Realtors® will host a conversation on fair housing tomorrow, April 15, at 2 PM on NAR’s Facebook page(link is external). HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, Memorial Foundation President Harry E. Johnson, NAR President Charlie Oppler, JPMorgan Chase & Co Foundation President Janis Bowdler and Urban Institute President Sarah Rosen Wartell will join moderator and acclaimed journalist Soledad O’Brien ...
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US Capitol attacker's family says he suffered 'repeated head trauma' from years of playing football

People walk along the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall, near the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument, as the sun sets. Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images Capitol attack suspect Noah Green's family says he suffered from depression and "repeated head trauma." This head trauma was the result of years of playing football, the family said in his defense. Green is a suspect in an attack where a car slammed into two Capitol police officers, killing one. See more stories on Insider's busi...
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Pelosi ordered flags to be flown at half-staff after a Capitol Police officer died following car-ramming incident

The U.S. Capitol is seen past the Washington Monument as a flock of Geese fly over the National Mall on President's Day, February 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the US Capitol on Friday. A US Capitol Police officer died after an incident where a man rammed two officers with a car at a security barrier. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered f...
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The real answer to whether the national debt is too big lies with Treasury yields, UBS says

Clouds form above the Capitol in between rain showers on the National Mall on March 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. ( Al Drago/Getty Images Watch Treasurys for signs of when the government may have to cut down on its spending, UBS said. The bank expects pandemic-era stimulus to lift the national debt to $35 trillion by 2023. Congress should "question sustainability" if rising yields boost interest payments, UBS said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The swelling national debt i...
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Big Tech CEOs Told 'Time For Self-Regulation is Over' By US Lawmakers

The chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced criticism from U.S. lawmakers on Thursday about their approaches to extremism and misinformation in their first appearances before Congress since pro-Trump rioters assaulted the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. From a report: "We fled as a mob desecrated the Capitol, the House floor, and our democratic process," said Democratic Representative Mike Doyle. "That attack, and the movement that motivated it, started and was nourished on your platforms...
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Washington Update: Déjà Vu All Over Again

The United States just endured a second impeachment trial. The outcome was foreseen, but the procedure was necessary. On January 6th both branches of Congress convened for a ceremonial act to tally the states’ certified results. This began at 2pm, but when they got to the votes from Arizona, objections were raised by Republican Representatives and Senators. At the same time, a mob spurred on by President Trump to march to the Capitol, began to break into the building. I was watching online and c...
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The 4 things the US is doing wrong in the fight against COVID-19, and what we should be doing instead

Business Insider Chris Duncan, whose 75 year old mother Constance died from COVID on her birthday, photographs a COVID Memorial Project installation of 20,000 American flags on the National Mall as the United States counted 200,000 lives lost in the COVID-19 pandemic, September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images We've been living pandemic life for a year now. Insider has identified 4 ways we could be living with COVID-19 better, right now. Safer travel, savv...
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