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LOOK: 1 Million 'Human Bones' Line National Mall

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact

Art and activism collide in a poignant "mass grave" display of more than 1 million handmade human bones in Washington, D.C. "One Million Bones,...

Washington's Monuments in Minutes? Yes, You Can!

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Did I say "all" the monuments in one day"? Yeah, more or less.

'Green News Report' - June 6, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Native American Veterans Push For Recognition

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Navajo Code Talkers are legendary. Then there was Cpl. Ira Hamilton Hayes, the Pima Indian who became a symbol of courage and...

LOOK: Ball On The Mall Raises Money For National Mall Trust

Posted 05.06.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Mall needs some tender loving care, and tender loving care costs money. Last Saturday, well-dressed philanthropists raised ...

Big News For The National Mall

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.02.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Plans to overhaul neglected sites on Washington's National Mall with lakeside gardens, grassy amphitheaters and restaurants with vi...

Join D.C. Runners On The Mall To Run For Boston

Posted 04.19.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While many D.C. residents watched the situation in Boston unfold on TV and the Internet, local runner Adam Siple is taking action by coo...

$400k Addition To The National Mall

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 360-year-old Japanese stone lantern that is lit each year at the National Cherry Blossom Festival to commemorate the relationshi...

There's an Extra Charge for That

Stuart Connelly | Posted 06.03.2013 | DC
Stuart Connelly

The 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination comes on the heels of a somewhat minor controversy surrounding the use of his name -- or rather, the licensing of his name -- for the foundation that raised the money for the King Memorial on Washington DC's National Mall.

5 Free Ways To See Washington

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — There are probably more free things to do in the U.S. capital than nearly any other major city in the world. The most popular museu...

We Cannot Stop Until Children Stop Dying From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Although the U.S. accounts for less than 5 percent of the global population, Americans own an estimated 35 to 50 percent of all civilian-owned guns in the world. We can free our nation of this scourge of gun violence.

Smithsonian, USPTO Plan 'innovation Pavilion' In Arts And Industries Building

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian Institution announced plans Wednesday to create an innovation pavilion with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in one ...

David Adjaye on the Significance of the New Smithsonian (VIDEO) | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts

David Adjaye's design was selected from a list of 70 projects, led by some of the world's most renowned names in architecture. The building will be the final piece to bring the historical Washington National Mall to completion.

Veterans Day Is for Remembering -- And for Looking Ahead

James Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Wright

This Veterans Day is a good time to initiate a conversation about a memorial to the veterans who have fought our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our longest wars. Forgetting wars is bad history. Forgetting sacrifice is irresponsible history.

This Veterans Day, Honor Our Heroes by Restoring the National Mall

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 01.09.2013 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Our country is deeply proud of our veterans. But while we honor these brave men and women every year on Veterans Day, we need to do more to preserve their legacy.

National Mall Survives Megastorm

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 12.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service says its low-lying monuments and memorials along the National Mall came through superstorm Sandy largely unsca...

Volunteer For The Inauguration!

AP | Posted 08.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A nonprofit group that's working to restore the National Mall is seeking volunteers to help guide the park's millions of visitors. The ...

Landmark Is No Longer A Big Mess

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 10.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall reopened Friday after a two-year, $34 million reconstruct...

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Work Nearly Done

AP | Posted 10.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The reflecting pool on the National Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial is about to reopen after a two-year, $34 million reconstr...

Local Group Complains About MetroPerforms! Auditions To Eleanor Holmes Norton

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is holding auditions for MetroPerforms! Tuesday evening at Metro headquarters. A ...

A Capital Fourth: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 4

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.04.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 1. "A Capital Fourth" At National Mall There's no shame in participating in a Public Broadcasting taping. 8 p.m., all ...

LOOK: Parliament Funkadelic's George Clinton Sheds His Dreads

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Mall was visited by one of the funkiest performers from the American canon Wednesday night. George Clinton and Parliament F...

Standing in the Rainbow (And 9 Other Reasons the Smithsonian Makes Me Smile)

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 08.26.2012 | DC
Zoe P. Strassfield

This week's been a bit hectic for me, but that made having today off for museum-going all the sweeter. I came up with the idea of making a list of 10 things at the Smithsonian Institution's various museums and other facilities that make me smile.

College Board Sets Up 857 Desks On National Mall To Get Politicians Talking About Education

AP | SARAH PARNASS | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — While schools across the country are letting out this week, class is in session on the National Mall. That is where the College Boa...

Ken Salazar To Broker Eisenhower Memorial Deal

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A member of President Barack Obama's cabinet is taking a direct interest in helping to resolve a dispute over the design of a national m...