9 hrs ago
House passes Mullin bill for Native American veterans memorial at DC museum
The House on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill by Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, to authorize construction of a memorial to Native Americans on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington.
17 hrs ago
Cybercast News Service
US Archives to showcase Magna Carta in new gallery
The only copy of the Magna Carta in the United States is the centerpiece of a new museum gallery that opens Wednesday at the National Archives and traces the evolution of U.S. rights and freedoms.
Scandinavian and Slavic fare off the beaten path in D.C.
"Petworth?" Never heard of it, the cab driver shrugs as we jump into a taxi, hailed off the tourist-filled National Mall.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Contra Costa Times
Dana Milbank: Going hungry to stress need for immigration reform
Rudy Lopez of East Chicago, Indiana, co-founder of United Farm Workers of America, and Medal of Freedom recipient Dolores Huerta of California, Emilia Gonzalez Avalos of Minnesota and Allen Rose of Bethesda, Maryland, all fast for immigration reform inside a tent on the National Mall in Washington DC.
The Miami Herald
Fabiola Santiago: Time for Boehner to act on immigration reform
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Four Reminders of What D.C. Would Not Look Like Under a Modified Height Act
Thanks to our friends at Fast Company for helping allay the sky-is-falling hysteria by commissioning artists to illustrate what D.C.'s skyline would not look like if the Height Act were amended or repealed.
National Archives unveils major expansion for exhibits
A photo of picketing strikers is part of the new permanent exhibit, Records of Rights, debuting in the new Rubenstein Gallery at the National Archives in Washington.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Fast for Families: Reflections from Jim Wallis
Dec. 9, 9 a.m.: On November 12, I had the honor of commissioning the immigrants and faith leaders who began the Fast for Families and they honored us in return on December 3, by commissioning some of us to carry on their fast.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Farmington Daily Times
Pueblo drum maker to give hands-on performance at Aztec Public Library
On Tuesday, the library will host a presentation and talk by Arnold Herrera, a second generation Pueblo drum maker from Cochiti Pueblo, which is located 22 miles southwest of Santa Fe in Sandoval County.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Gaston Gazette
Nun fasts for immigrant reform movement in D.C.
A local nun traveled to the nation's capital this week and fasted for two days as part of a month-long movement in Washington, D.C. Immigrant rights and labor leaders launched "Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship" on Nov. 12. The group set up tents on Capitol Hill last month, and members plan to remain until Thursday.
The Jersey Journal
Boy Scout Troop 8 of Chatham travel to Washington, D.C.
Scouts from BSA Troop 8 in Chatham traveled to Washington, D.C. from Nov. 17-19 to tour the Capital, the Library of Congress, the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Arlington National Cemetery, the American History Museum, the Air and Space Museum, and the International Spy Museum.
The Art of the Grand Gesture
Your Fast / Diet Plan Does Not Move Me
If you wander over to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., you'll see a group of people who are trying to shame the Congress into changing a law.
St. Cloud Times
Quilt panels spread awareness of AIDS/HIV in Central Minnesota
The Minnesota Street Market in St. Joseph is hosting a series of events aimed at raising awareness of HIV and AIDS in Central Minnesota.
Fasting for immigration reform: Strikers starve to push for change
WASHINGTON, D.C. When the hunger headaches get strong, Lenka Mendoza focuses on why she is fasting and dreams of what she would do if she won the right to legally live and work in the U.S.: She would return to her home country, Peru, to hug her cancer-stricken mom.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Ga. man accused of dumping waste into Potomac River
A Georgia man was indicted on conspiracy, Clean Water Act, false claims and related charges for allegedly dumping waste into the Potomac River from 2009 to 2011.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Video: A look inside the pro-amnesty hunger strike
A group advocating amnesty for illegal immigrants is currently holding a hunger strike in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to draw attention to immigration reform on Capitol Hill.
One man's dream of a Museum of the American People
The working design for the National Museum of the American People, which organizers hope will be located at the Banneker Overlook at the edge of L'Enfant Plaza.
Fast-Food Strikes Return Amid Push for Wage Hikes
Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Rep. Vargas joins fast for immigration reform
Proponents of immigration reform have waved signs on street corners, conducted sit-ins, marched by the thousands and lobbied legislators with letters and phone calls.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Fasters for Immigration Reform Pass Torch to New Group
For 22 days, a group of activists has gone without food in hopes of getting Congress to vote on immigration reform.