National Mall

A woman (R) takes pictures of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

New Plaza In D.C. Marks Origin Of Cherry Blossoms

A 360-year-old Japanese stone lantern that sits among Washington’s cherry blossom trees now has a more prominent place on the National Mall.

11/08/2013

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Group Launches App For World War II Memorial In D.C.

The World War II Memorial in Washington is getting a free mobile app to help teach visitors about the war, the site’s symbolism and the millions of people it honors.

11/06/2013

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Visitors Flock To D.C. Sites Again After Shutdown

Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.

10/17/2013

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Man Takes Mower To National Mall During Government Shutdown

One man has taken it upon himself to mow and clean up the grounds around the Lincoln Memorial during the government shutdown.

10/10/2013

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Family: Man Who Set Self On Fire Was Mentally Ill

The family of the New Jersey man who set himself on fire on the National Mall says his death was the result of a long fight with mental illness.

10/10/2013

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Police ID Jersey Man Who Set Self On Fire On National Mall

Police have identified the man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation’s capital and later died of his injuries.

10/08/2013

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Famous Movie And Television Locations Around The U.S.

From the Empire State Building in “Sleepless in Seattle” and “The Sopranos” cafe in the show’s finale, to the “Field of Dreams” in Iowa and the Coney Island roller coaster from “Annie Hall,” fans have always loved visiting famous television and movie locations.

10/08/2013

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Police: Man Who Set Himself Ablaze On National Mall Dies

A man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in the U.S. capital has died of his injuries, which were so severe that authorities will have to use DNA and dental records to identify him, District of Columbia police said Saturday.

10/05/2013

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Man Sets Himself On Fire On The National Mall

A fire official says a man has been flown to the hospital after setting himself on fire on the National Mall.

10/04/2013

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Tourists Find Sites Barricaded On National Mall

The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation’s most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years.

10/02/2013

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Some D.C. Tourist Sites Open, Despite Talk Of Shutdown

While museums on the National Mall will close for a government shutdown, many other Washington attractions plan to stay open for tourists.

10/01/2013

Baby Alligators.

National Aquarium Closes In D.C. After 128 Years

An aquarium that opened its doors to visitors in 1885 is closing its doors in the nation’s capital.

09/30/2013

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