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Police Offer Public Alerts For July 4 In D.C.

Visitors to the National Mall for the Independence Day celebration can sign up for event information and emergency notifications from the National Park Service.

07/04/2014

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Smithsonian Festival To Remain On National Mall

The National Park Service says it has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to keep the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall.

06/25/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Dumping Waste In D.C. River

A man who managed a company hired to clean the National Mall storm water sewer system has pleaded guilty to dumping debris and wastewater into the Potomac River.

06/05/2014

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Smithsonian To Fly Drones For ‘Future’ Festival

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future.

05/14/2014

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‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young Tours National Mall Sites In D.C.

Bellamy Young, better known as America’s first lady on the hit show “Scandal,” is taking a closer look at the city that’s her home on TV, including neglected sites on the National Mall.

05/02/2014

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Sally Jewell Joins National Mall Fundraising Push

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the National Mall needs a facelift and that it won’t likely happen without private donations to help the National Park Service.

05/01/2014

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‘Voice’ Winner To Perform For Memorial Day In D.C.

The 2013 winner of TV’s “The Voice” will perform at this year’s National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn in Washington.

04/24/2014

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T. Rex Gets New Home In Smithsonian Dinosaur Hall

More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. Rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana.

04/15/2014

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Smithsonian Wins Approval For New Museum Design

A federal arts panel has given final approval for designs and materials to build a bronze color “corona” as the defining element of the Smithsonian’s new black history museum being built on the National Mall.

02/20/2014

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Eisenhower Memorial Unchanged, Despite Objections

Architect Frank Gehry is maintaining key elements of his design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall in a revised concept presented Thursday, despite recent criticism from a federal arts panel and outside groups.

02/20/2014

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Thousands Brave Cold For Abortion Protest In D.C.

Thousands of abortion opponents confronted wind chills in the single digits Wednesday to rally and march on Capitol Hill to protest legalized abortion, with a signal of support from Pope Francis.

01/22/2014

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