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Unwanted Visitors On The National Mall

Washington D.C. may be a tourist mecca, but there’s one visitor the city would like to see go home.

03/27/2015

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Is The Washington Monument Shrinking?

Government surveyors have determined a new height for the Washington Monument that’s nearly 10 inches shorter than what has been thought for more than 130 years, officials will announce Monday.

02/16/2015

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Smithsonian To Develop Rules On ‘Selfie Sticks’ For Photos

Millions of visitors to museums on the National Mall may soon have to leave their selfie sticks at home.

02/06/2015

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Annual March For Life Draws Crowds In Washington

Anti-abortion demonstrators crowded on to the National Mall for an annual march coinciding with a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

01/22/2015

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Best Cities To Visit With Kids Less Than Five Years Old

Visiting a popular amusement park or attraction is something your child will never forget. Here are five of the best American cities to visit while traveling with kids under five, all guaranteed to provide memories that will last a lifetime.

11/19/2014

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Defense Secretary To Lead Veterans Day Ceremony

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to join a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.

11/11/2014

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New DC Memorial Honoring Veterans Opens To Public

A new memorial is opening to the public near the National Mall to honor disabled veterans dating back to the American Revolution.

10/06/2014

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Eisenhower Memorial Wins Key Design Approval In D.C.

The long-delayed effort to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall has won a key approval, despite ongoing objections to architect Frank Gehry’s design.

10/02/2014

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Artist Creates Huge Dirt Portrait On National Mall

A giant portrait of a young man’s face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall in the first such public artwork commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery.

10/01/2014

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Best Museums In The USA

America has many of the world’s greatest museums, some of which are free.

09/25/2014

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Eisenhower Memorial Panel Votes For Gehry’s Design

A federal panel working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower has voted to move forward with architect Frank Gehry’s revised design, despite objections.

09/24/2014

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Group Aims To Redo Neglected Site On National Mall

Lakeside gardens, model boats and fine dining overlooking the nation’s monuments could one day redefine a site on the National Mall that has languished for years with fetid water, dying fish and crumbling walkways.

09/18/2014

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