Washington DC

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New stars on the American flag? Fresh hope as Puerto Rico and DC push for statehood
Five US territories float in constitutional limbo, but impetus is growing to put and end to a ‘fundamental democratic flaw’

David Smith in Washington

20, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'People should be alarmed': air pollution in US subway systems stuns researchers
Riders in major cities, especially New York, encounter particle quantities well above safe levels

Oliver Milman

10, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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US north-east braces for second major snowstorm in a week
New York City expects 4-9in of snow on Sunday as CDC head expresses fears of Covid spread with Super Bowl parties

Lois Beckett and agencies

06, Feb, 2021 @9:53 PM

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'The energy is different now': how Biden and Harris could boost DC's cultural scene
With bagel shop trips and visits to local restaurants, the president and vice-president have signalled they intend to engage with the city – unlike the previous administration

David Smith in Washington

31, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Joe Biden's Oval Office: what changes has the new president made?
From a Cesar Chavez bust and the removal of portraits, to a desk piled high with orders tearing up Trump’s legacy

Luke Harding

22, Jan, 2021 @9:11 AM

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'Never been more optimistic': speeches, songs and celebrations cap Biden's inauguration day –as it happened
Biden marks start of presidency with flurry of executive orders on a range of issues including coronavirus and the environment – follow all the latest

Maanvi Singh, Joan E Greve and Martin Belam

21, Jan, 2021 @4:54 AM

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‘A weight has been lifted’: Washington locals express hope as Biden sworn in
Residents in eerily quiet Washington DC relieved to see Trump leave while 25,000 national guard troops on patrol

Lois Beckett in Washington

20, Jan, 2021 @8:29 PM

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'This is not freedom': militarized US Capitol a sign of forever wars coming home
In the aftermath of the attack, a huge security crackdown has left local residents disoriented and prompted condemnation

Lois Beckett

20, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Joe Biden holds memorial for 400,000 Americans who have died of Covid-19
In first large-scale acknowledgment of pandemic’s sweeping toll in the US, Kamala Harris says Americans can ‘begin healing together’

Victoria Bekiempis

20, Jan, 2021 @12:14 AM

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Tense calm in Washington as small pro-Trump groups gather at state capitols across US – as it happened
Rightwingers show up outside statehouses in Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina as inauguration day nears

Vivian Ho (now) and Joanna Walters and Tom Lutz (earlier)

18, Jan, 2021 @1:29 AM

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Trump ally Mike Lindell of My Pillow pushes martial law at White House
Photographer snaps pictures of notes near West Wing, with visible words including ‘Move Kash Patel to CIA Acting’

Martin Pengelly

16, Jan, 2021 @1:57 AM

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Donald Trump will fly to Florida hours before Biden inauguration, reports say
Outgoing president expected to use Air Force One to travel to Mar-a-Lago, where he intends to live

Luke Harding

15, Jan, 2021 @6:19 PM

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