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National Park Service Creates Website For Teachers

The National Park Service is launching a new website for teachers that will provide lesson plans and resources from parks throughout the country.

09/12/2013

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Plan Targets 2,800 Deer At Md., Va. Battlefields

The National Park Service says it wants to kill more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia to reduce damage to forests and other vegetation.

09/03/2013

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National Park Service Selects Superintendent For Tubman Monument

The National Park Service has chosen a superintendent for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National monument.

08/21/2013

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Hundreds Of Fish Found Dead In National Mall Pond

The National Park Service says about 1,000 fish have been found dead in a National Mall pond.

08/15/2013

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NPS Picks New Chesapeake Bay Office Superintendent

The National Park Service has chosen a new superintendent for its Chesapeake Bay office.

08/14/2013

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Park Service Plans To Reduce Deer Numbers With Sharpshooters

Saying the large numbers of white-tailed deer in three national battlefields are having adverse effects on orchards, crops and other wildlife, the National Park Service on Monday released its proposal to reduce the deer population by using sharpshooters.

08/13/2013

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MLK Memorial May Not Be Ready For Anniversary

Work to refinish part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial where a disputed inscription was recently removed may not be done until after the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

08/13/2013

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National Vandalism: Green Stain Still Shows On Lincoln Memorial

Three areas of the Lincoln Memorial statue still show faint signs of staining after a vandal splattered green paint at the site last week, National Park Service officials said Thursday.

08/01/2013

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Vandalized: Green Paint Splattered On The Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is a national treasure. But the park service says vandals tried to turn the iconic statue into trash.

07/26/2013

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Key Arts Panel Approves Eisenhower Memorial Design

A powerful commission overseeing civic art and architecture in the nation’s capital voted Thursday to approve the general concept and layout of Frank Gehry’s design for a national memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower.

07/18/2013

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Washington Monument To Illuminate As Earthquake Repairs Continue

Making the most of a monument under repair. Two years ago, an earthquake damaged the Washington Monument, closing it off to visitors.

07/08/2013

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Americans Gather In Nation’s Capital For July 4th Festivities

Tourists and locals alike were staking out spots on the National Mall Thursday afternoon for a Fourth of July fireworks display and a patriotic concert featuring Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond.

07/04/2013

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