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Capitol Hill: United States historic place
Capitol Hill, in addition to being a metonym for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C., stretching easterly in front of the United States Capitol along wide avenues. It is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., and with roughly 35,000 people in just under 2 square miles (5 km2), it is also one of the most densely populated.


Trump urges Republicans to get tougher on impeachment

President Trump tried to rally his allies on Capitol Hill, again declaring the House impeachment inquiry a Democratic hit job. He lashed out at Mitt Romney for criticism over his Syria policy and..
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Trump talks Syria, impeachment, G7 controversy and more at Cabinet meeting

President Trump spoke about a wide range of issues during a Cabinet meeting Monday. CBS White House correspondent Weijia Jiang and Wall Street Journal's Capitol Hill reporter Siobhan Hughes join CBSN..
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Videos for Capitol Hill

Ex-aide to Pompeo testifies in impeachment probe [Video]Ex-aide to Pompeo testifies in impeachment probe

Former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week, on Wednesday spoke to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests..

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Ex-Ukraine envoy arrives to testify in impeachment probe [Video]Ex-Ukraine envoy arrives to testify in impeachment probe

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, who was abruptly recalled in May, arrived on Capitol Hill to testify on Friday in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the president, while..

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Pompeo: We won't 'tolerate' Capitol Hill bullying [Video]Pompeo: We won't 'tolerate' Capitol Hill bullying

After being subpoenaed following the release of the whistleblower complaint, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said that State Department employees had been contacted directly by..

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Congress To Get First Look At Whistleblower Complaint [Video]Congress To Get First Look At Whistleblower Complaint

CNN reports a whistleblower's complaint will be delivered Wednesday afternoon to Capitol Hill for lawmakers to review. The complaint is about President Donald Trump's communications with Ukraine. It..

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Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill [Video]Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be..

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Mick Mulvaney backtracks as House prepares for more impeachment testimony

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is walking back Thursday's admission that aid to Ukraine was held up over debunked theories about the 2016 election. This comes as acting U.S. Ambassador..
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Trump awards huge G-7 contract to himself, then reverses decision

The decision was unprecedented in American politics: With an impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill, Donald Trump awarded a huge contract to himself. The president wanted next year’s G-7 meeting be held..
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U.S. Diplomat William Taylor expected to testify in President Trump's impeachment inquiry

Next week, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine is expected to appear on Capitol Hill for questioning in the impeachment inquiry. William Taylor's testimony comes as a growing number of Republicans in..
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Insiders, TASER, Freeman Hrabowski

Members of Congress can legally trade stock based on non-public information from Capitol Hill; Also, do some police officers reach for the Taser too quickly?; Plus, University of Maryland Baltimore..
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The Syria-Turkey ceasefire, quid pro quo talk and death of Elijah Cummings: Catch up on a busy Thursday in politics

With the passing of a Capitol Hill giant, a ceasefire between Turkey and Syria, and an admitted quid quo pro, Washington was rocked by news Thursday.
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Speaker Pelosi meets Italian President Mattarella

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi greets Italian President Sergio Mattarella Thursday on Capitol Hill during the Italian president's five-day visit to the United States. (Oct. 17)  
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Lawyers argue focusing on whistleblower's identity is a distraction

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hearing more closed-door testimony in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Meanwhile, the law firm representing the whistleblower who sparked the investigation..
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Nancy Pelosi speaks on Capitol Hill — live stream

"In the House, Elijah was our North Star," Pelosi said in a statement mourning her Democratic colleague
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Rep. Elijah Cummings, Capitol Hill veteran and Maryland Democrat, dies at age 68

As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led multiple investigations of the president's governmental dealings.
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Top diplomat testified Giuliani was "impeding" Ukraine mission — live updates

The former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine returned to Capitol Hill for an unannounced second meeting
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The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Latest Updates

Two top diplomatic hands — the former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the former envoy to Ukraine — are on Capitol Hill as the House’s impeachment inquiry gathers steam.
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Kent arrives to Capitol to testify on Ukraine

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent arrived on Capitol Hill to testify.as part of the House Democrats' impeachment probe into Trump's dealings with Ukraine. (Oct. 15)  
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Trump ex-Russia adviser testifies in impeachment inquiry

U.S. President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser arrived on Capitol Hill on Monday as the latest witness summoned in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against Trump over his request that..
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Jane Fonda arrested at Capitol Hill climate change protest

Actress and activist Jane Fonda was arrested at a demonstration on Capitol Hill Friday, and says she plans to protest again weekly to keep drawing attention to the climate crisis. WUSA-TV reporter Mike..
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Jane Fonda arrested at climate change protest she organized on Capitol Hill

Jane Fonda was arrested in Washington, D.C. Friday while taking part in a Fire Drill Fridays protest about climate change.
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Former ambassador to Ukraine arrives to testify in impeachment inquiry

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has arrived on Capitol Hill to be deposed in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. It was unclear whether she'd appear, since the State..
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Ex-Ukraine envoy removed by Trump arrives to testify in impeachment probe

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who Donald Trump has called "bad news" arrived on Capitol Hill to testify on Friday in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the president, while..
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Yovanovitch arrives on Hill for deposition

Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has arrived on Capitol Hill for a deposition in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry despite President Donald Trump's position that his administration..
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House Impeachment Investigators to Question Ukraine Envoy

The expected interview on Capitol Hill of Marie L. Yovanovitch, who was recalled from Ukraine by the Trump administration, was itself remarkable because she remains a government employee
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Today in History for October 9th

Highlights of this day in history: Guerrilla leader Che Guevara executed in Bolivia; Anthrax-laced letters sent to Capitol Hill; Achille Lauro hijackers surrender; Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace..
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Washington Post on how Trump allies "fanned a political storm" in Ukraine

A Washington Post article titled "Holding Ukraine hostage: How the president and his allies, chasing 2020 ammunition, fanned a political storm" examines how President Trump's allies were involved in..
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Trump signs trade agreement with Japan — live updates

The president is looking for wins as the impeachment inquiry ramps up on Capitol Hill
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Democrats call on U.S. diplomats to testify over Trump-Ukraine efforts

A number of U.S. diplomats have been called to Capitol Hill for closed-door testimony this week as Democrats build their impeachment case against President Donald Trump, while the White House considers..
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U.S. diplomats to testify about Trump-Ukraine efforts as Democrats build impeachment case

A parade of U.S. diplomats will head to Capitol Hill for closed-door testimony this week as Democrats build their impeachment case against President Donald Trump, while the White House considers ways..
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White House subpoenaed as impeachment investigations gets underway

The White House was subpoenaed Friday by House Democrats as part of their impeachment investigation of President Trump. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang and CBS News Capitol Hill..
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Members of Congress discuss impeachment inquiry at town halls

The impeachment controversy is moving from Capitol Hill to recreation centers and schools across the country. Showtime's series "The Circus" takes a look inside these local meetings to see what voters..
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How lawmakers are talking about impeachment back home

The impeachment discussion is moving from Capitol Hill to recreation centers and schools across the country. Members of Congress have been holding town hall meetings in their home districts this week...
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'Mysterious' packet of Ukraine disinformation arrives on Capitol Hill amid Trump impeachment inquiry

A mysterious packet of Ukraine disinformation surfaced on Capitol Hill after the State Department IG requested an "urgent" meeting.
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State Dept. Inspector General on Capitol Hill

The inspector general for the US State Department turned over a packet of information at a closed door meeting of Congressional staffers Wednesday that the State Department said was related to the..
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"Democrats subpoena Giuliani as White House plans response"

The president's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is the lastest in Mr. Trump's inner circle to be subpoenaed by Democrats. CBS News Chief Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes, Wall Street Journal..
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Former intelligence counsel discusses Maguire hearing, whistleblower complaint

Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified on Capitol Hill about the whistleblower complaint over President Trump's phone call with Ukraine. CBSN reviews what we know so far..
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Acting intel chief says "whistleblower did the right thing"

Congress is going on recess after an explosive week on Capitol Hill, but the impeachment inquiry and accusations of a White House cover-up are just getting started. President Trump is responding by..
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Whistleblower complaint at center of Trump-Ukraine scandal arrives on Capitol Hill

The anonymous complaint is at the center of a scandal involving Trump's interactions with Ukraine.
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Advocates sound the alarm on vaping dangers on Capitol Hill

The governor of Massachusetts announced a four month ban on vaping after declaring a state health emergency. During a hearing on Capitol Hill, the CDC announced they expect hundreds of more cases of..
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What to know about the mysterious Trump whistleblower complaint

Democrats on Capitol Hill are frustrated they can't get their hands on a whistleblower complaint involving the president
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Barr meets with lawmakers on Capitol Hill as Trump considers gun legislation proposals

Attorney General William Barr is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss gun legislation proposals under consideration by the White House. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy..
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Young climate activists testify on Capitol Hill ahead of U.N. Climate Action Summit

Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday, alongside other young activists. They made a plea for lawmakers to act on Climate Change ahead of the United Nation's Climate Action..
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Facebook says its CEO will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will be on Capitol Hill this week to meet with U.S. lawmakers as the social media giant faces scrutiny from the Justice Department and members of Congress, the..
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Greta Thunberg takes climate fight to Congress

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg took her fight for climate change to Capitol Hill for a second day, demanding lawmakers "take real action." (Sept. 18)  
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Swedish climate activist Thunberg asks U.S. Congress for action, not praise

Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday called for action, not praise, from U.S. lawmakers as she joined other youth leaders in kicking off two days of meetings and speeches..
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Swedish activist Thunberg joins other teens on Capitol Hill to urge climate action

Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg joined other youth leaders to urge U.S. lawmakers to support “transformative climate action” during two days of meetings and speeches on..
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Lewandowski Cleared to Testify in House Inquiry, as White House Blocks Others

The former Trump campaign chief, who will appear on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, could help bring to life evidence uncovered by Robert S. Mueller III.
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What the Supreme Court asylum ruling means for migrants

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold a Trump administration policy restricting many Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. has sparked outrage among Democrats on Capitol Hill and..
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'We'd like to know where the president is': GOP leaders meet with Trump as pressure mounts on gun legislation

Republicans on Capitol Hill looking to the president for guidance on how to address gun control could get an idea on Tuesday of where the administration stands on proposals aiming to curb gun violence..
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Democrats push for gun control in return to Capitol Hill

Democratic lawmakers are demanding Republicans take up the already-passed House gun control bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, says he won't make a move on guns without Donald..
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As Congress returns, House plans to expand Trump impeachment inquiry

Congress is back on Capitol Hill today, and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are expected to vote soon on expanding their impeachment inquiry into President Trump. CBS News White House..
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