From President Barack Obama to Director Steven Spielberg, colleges and universities across the country hosted a range of commencement speakers this spring to help celebrate the Class of 2016. Listen to some of the most prestigious guests makes jokes about their age and own academic struggles to inspire the new graduates.
A man with a gun was shot by police on Monday at the U.S. Capitol’s visitors center, according to law enforcement officials. The Capitol complex was placed on a brief lockdown immediately after the shooting.
Thousands of people flocked to the National Mall to see the cherry blossom trees in peak bloom last weekend. The National Park Service declares peak bloom when 70 percent of the trees have white or pink flowers blossoming. The four-week Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. runs though April 17, 2016.