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$7.5 Million Donation For Washington Monument Repairs

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that's needed to start repairing cracks nea...

Washington Monument Has Extensive Cracking, Chips

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 02.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The earthquake-damaged Washington Monument has extensive cracking and chipped stones near its peak that left it highly vulnerable to rai...

Rachel Tepper

Union Station Earthquake Damage Repairs Continue | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you've walked through Union Station's usually majestic Main Hall recently, there's no ignoring the jarring scaffolding that lines the...

Shots Reportedly Fired Near White House

Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A possible shooting incident involving a police chase near the White House closed streets in the nation's capital Friday night. Acco...

Rappeller's Inspect Earthquake Damage To Washington Monument (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

On Aug. 23, 2011 a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast. One of the structures to sustain damage from the quake was the Washington Monument,...

SLIDESHOW: Shrivers, Kennedys, Others Help Raise Record Amount For People With Disabilities

Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact

People with disabilities, students, celebrities and members from the Kennedy and Shriver families proved this past weekend the fundraising power of "B...

Engineers Inspect Washington National Cathedral

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The same engineers who captivated tourists by rappelling down the Washington Monument are conducting a similar operation at the National...

Washington Monument Inspections End

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.05.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — Engineers who have been rappelling down the Washington Monument completed their inspection Wednesday of its exterior damage from an...

Washington Monument Engineer Hits Career 'High'

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — Emma Cardini never envisioned herself rappelling down the sides of buildings. She's a civil engineer, not a thrill-seeker. But for...

Rappelling Mission Down The Washington Monument Begins

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

Earlier today, Erik Sohn and his team began their "dream assignment" of rappelling down the side of the Washington Monument. Is Sohn the new star of t...

Daredevil Washington Monument Inspections Continue

AP | By BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Engineers rappelled down the Washington Monument Wednesday in a daredevil exterior inspection of damage from last month's earthquake. T...

Inspections Of Monument Continue From Top Of Obelisk

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.27.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — Bad weather delayed the daredevil work of engineers who will rappel down the Washington Monument for a visual inspection, but touri...

New Video Footage Shows Earthquake From Inside Washington Monument

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After declaring the Washington Monument structurally sound on Monday afternoon, the National Park Service released video footage from in...

Damaged Washington Monument Needs Winter Preparations

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Monument, damaged by August's 5.8 magnitude earthquake, needs to get ready for winter. After rainwater from Hurricane Ire...

Workers Search For Leak In Washington Monument

AP | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service says engineers sealed cracks in the Washington Monument from last week's earthquake ahead of Hurricane Irene. ...

Pat Robertson: Crack In Washington Monument A Sign From God

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

Televangelist Pat Robertson suggested Wednesday that cracks in the Washington Monument caused by the August 23 earthquake could be a sign from God, an...

PHOTOS: Washington Monument Earthquake Damage Worse Than First Thought

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

Shortly after the rare 5.8 earthquake in Virginia rattled Washington D.C. Tuesday, a Park Service spokesman said there was "absolutely no damage" to t...

More Cracks Found In Washington Monument After Quake

AP | By BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service says engineers have discovered several additional cracks in the top portion of the Washington Monument. The c...

Earthquake Puts Crack In Washington Monument

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service says engineers have found a crack near the top of the Washington Monument presumably caused by a magnitude-5.8...

Artist Builds NY Library Lions In Legos | JAMES BARRON | Posted 07.20.2011 | Books

Nathan Sawaya did Patience first, just as the other guy did. You know, Edward Clark Potter, the sculptor who did the lions in front of the New York Pu...

Beck's Restoring Honor Rally: Rate the Teabaggers! (PHOTOS)

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Shrake

I wanted to see this Tea Party phenomenon up close. And I did. Here are some of my photos of the folks I encountered.

Our Shared Inheritance

Robert D. Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Patterson

On this chilly January day I yearned for the warmth of July 4th, the warmth that comes from knowing you belong in the land your ancestors toiled upon as slaves, and died for in wars.

In Praise of American Artist: We Are One

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

As states face record deficits, the arts and artists get cut. Yet, when times are tough, we turn to song, to TV, to film. Right now the nation is bleeding money but box offices are fine.

Happy Litter Free Inauguration!

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrea Chalupa

The important thing to remember, when trekking the National Mall, running circles around the Washington Monument, doing a Rocky Balboa run up the steps of Lincoln, is to pick up after yourself.

Reading The Pictures: Cheney Holiday Card Says "Already Outta Here!"

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-12-09-shaw_cheneycard.jpgWell, the Cheney's final holiday card is now available and it makes for an interesting comparison to George and Laura's.