WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers united by their respect of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) have presented her with Congress' highest civilian honor in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.
Suu Kyi described it as one of the most moving days of her life.
She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2008 while under house arrest for her peaceful struggle against military rule.
Her long-awaited visit to America finally provided an opportunity for her to receive the honor Wednesday in person in Congress' most majestic setting, beneath the dome of the Capitol and ringed by marble statues of former U.S. presidents.
House and Senate leaders joined Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in paying tribute to the Nobel laureate.
She will meet President Barack Obama later Wednesday.
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Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
Hampton Fire units arrived at the scene of a residential fire in the 3800 block of Shell Road just after 6 p.m.
A police standoff at a Newport News home turned deadly Wednesday evening.
A Virginia Beach woman admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with teenage boys.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation held a news conference Wednesday to discuss the plans for the Bonner Bridge, which closed Tuesday due to safety concern.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
Vehicles lined up Wednesday, Dec. 4 to board the ferries traveling between Rodanthe and Stumpy Point on the Outer Banks.