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Gehry refines design for Eisenhower Memorial in DC
A boy walks past the Washington Monument on the National Mall August 24, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The Washington Monument will remain indefinitely closed after yesterday's 5.8 magnitude East Coast earthquake left cracks near the top of the 555-foot-tall obelisk.
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Long lost Bennett-Brubeck recording discovered Tony Bennett never...
But the tape of that memorable collaboration between two American jazz masters lay forgotten in a record label's vaults until its discovery by an archivist just weeks after Brubeck's death in December, and it's just been released as "Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962."
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Kansas City InfoZine
Stargazers, Pro and Amateur, Gather for Night on the National Mall
Donald Lubowich, 65, a Hofstra University astronomy professor and the coordinator of the viewing, said he wanted an event that could bring together experts with everyday tourists.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Finding the right spot to propose: Atop the U.S. Capitol dome
Whenever Kyle Blasy took his girlfriend to a place with a great view, he joked that it would be a good spot to propose.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
The Charlotte Observer
2 more deaths blamed on storm that hit East Coat
Kidwell Blanchard, left, 12, of Chandler, Ariz., sits with Andrew Sisk, 17, of Salt Lake City, Utah, as a storm moves through the area with the Washington Monument in the background, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Washington.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Obama to meet relatives of shooting victims
Supporters and family members of the Newtown, Conn. shooting victims form a human "ribbon" on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2013, looking toward the Washington Monument, on the sixth month anniversary of the Newtown shootings.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
A Washington monument to failure
The National Mall has monuments to heroism, freedom and sacrifice. Pretty soon it will also have a monument to failure.
The Washington Post
The Vermont-based creamery is crowdsourcing "locally inspired" ice cream flavors in five major markets, including D.C. But this being Ben & Jerry's, neither the flavor options nor the crowdsourcing are quite what you'd expect.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
New Hampshire Public Radio -
Winfrey Gives Millions To New African-American Museum In D.C.
Oprah Winfrey gave $12 million Tuesday to help build the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, seen here in a scale model .
Repairs begin on Washington Monument
The 555-foot obelisk is the world's tallest stone masonry structure and offers breathtaking views of the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol and other iconic structures on the National Mall.
Shuttered monument to be illuminated
Aug. 23 will mark two years since the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the Washington area and shut down the iconic Washington Monument.
When Architects Design (Miniature) Golf Courses
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Mon Jun 10, 2013
The Huffington Post
D.C. Tornado Watch: Severe Weather Alerts Blanket D.C./Baltimore Area
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the entire Washington/Baltimore area, from Central Virginia all the way to the east of Baltimore until 10 p.m. According to the Baltimore Sun , a funnel cloud was spotted forming near South Baltimore and a tornado was spotted in Baltimore County: September 1, 2012 -- Ian writes: "This was ... (more)
Live From the Show: Cable Show 2013 intro
We're in Washington D.C., for the 2013 NCTA Cable Show. Eight of 10 buildings surrounding the convention center are being constructed, reconstructed, or deconstructed -- even the Washington monument is wreathed in scaffolding.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Washington Monument Repairs a " Photo Gallery
The monument has been closed since the 2011 earthquake and half of the needed repairs have been funded by a $7.5 million donation from philanthropist David Rubenstein.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Stars and Stripes Tours, for Gettysburg and more
If you are lucky enough to live in Gettysburg , you're lucky enough to know that you are in a historical hub of knowledge, sight-seeing and various attractions.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Washington is in stasis; cities are where the action is
The United States Capitol, with the Supreme Court, left, and Library of Congress, right, and RFK Stadium behind, is seen from the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Washington.
From 500 feet: a new view of Washington Monument
The St. Francis Yacht Club is hosting the North American Kite Racing Championships where Friday, June 7th, the best kite course racers in the world are going head to head in San Francisco's back yard.
Woman in "bunga bunga" scandal loved Berlusconi
Most birds don't fly high enough to see the top of the Washington Monument, though that didn't stop a group of government officials and philanthropists from clipping themselves into harnesses and climbing to... Most birds don't fly high enough to see the top of the Washington Monument, though that didn't stop a group of government officials and ... (more)
The Fresno Bee
From 500 feet, a new view of Washington Monument
Philanthropist David Rubenstein, left, and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, stand during an interview with The Associated Press at the 491-foot level of the scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Washington.