Video: During a pilgrimage to the World War II memorial, men in their 80s and 90s arrived on the National Mall to discover they were locked out because of the government shutdown. But in a surprise move, the gates to the memorial were opened and the men were ushered inside.
Video: Counselors at the Washington Navy Yard say they've interacted with more than 6,000 employees since a gunman killed 12 people. A specialized team has been working with people who have been anxious, sad and stressed since the Sept. 16 shooting.
Maria Gomez is an environmental attorney based in Washington, D.C. After attending the top environmental law school in the nation, Vermont Law School, she relocated to the Miami area where she worked as a prosecutor. In fall 2007, Ms. Gomez moved to the Washington, D.C., area seeking a position more engaged in environmental legal issues. Ms. Gomez now teaches Environmental Law at George Mason University in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and works in litigation support for the U.S. government.
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