The bill calls for replacing the bust of former Chief Justice Roger Taney, who wrote the decision upholding slavery, with one of Thurgood Marshall, the first Black person to serve on the high court.
Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Margaret Chase Smith couldn't wear pants or use the main bathroom during their tenures, when female senators were scarce. Rooms in the Capitol now honor their legacies.
The move follows an unprecedented spike in positivity rates in the Capitol and mirrors record-high infection rates throughout Washington D.C., driven by the highly contagious omicron variant.
The pioneering educator and civil rights activist will be the first Black person to have a state-commissioned statue in Statuary Hall. The statue was unveiled this week in her home state of Florida.
The crowds were demonstrating in support of people who are accused of participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection, which left several people dead.
Locking down the Capitol "defeats the purpose of having the people's house that is available and open to constituents," says Karen Gibson, who helped review the Jan. 6 assault on the building.
Lawmakers and friends are mourning U.S. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans, who was killed in Friday's attack at a Capitol checkpoint that left another officer injured and the suspect dead.
Two U.S. Capitol police officers argue former President Donald Trump is responsible for the injuries they received during the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol.
More than 250 people have been charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. NPR is looking at the cases. Each provides clues to questions surrounding the attack: Who joined the mob? What did they do? And why?
The Justice Department charged six more members of a far-right militia group for allegedly plotting ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. At least three others were already charged from the group.
During this week's impeachment trial, images were shown of the Jan. 6 insurrection, which included the U.S. flag. In his essay, Scott Simon remembers more promising moments where the flag was flown.
Two men face federal conspiracy charges, and a third was indicted for obstructing an official proceeding.
The hotel company is the latest to sever ties with the Republican senator following his objection to Electoral College results during Congress' certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the upcoming presidential inauguration of Joe Biden in the wake of last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.