House of Representatives adopts bill to make DC 51st state

The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, saying Congress has both the moral obligation and constitutional authority to ensure that the city's 700,000 residents are allowed full voting rights, no longer subject to "taxation without representation.''

DC mayor sued over 'Black Lives Matter' street painting

A lawsuit is challenging Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser’s move to paint “Black Lives Matter” in giant yellow letters down the city’s 16th Street near the White House, alleging she is violating the First Amendment’s establishment clause by showing a preference to what it calls a “cult orthodoxy.”

DC street near White House renamed ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser officially renamed a section of 16th Street, 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' Friday ahead of what is expected to be a massive weekend demonstration by the group in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.