National Mall

Washington Monument worker with ropes

From 500 feet, a new view of Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — The towering marble symbol of the nation’s capital is chipped, cracked and closed, though will soon be pieced back together by engineers working delicately across the Washington Monument’s surface. Some gashes in […]

06/07/2013

The Old Guard US Army soldier from 3rd US Infantry Regiment places flags on graves for Memorial Day, Arlington National Cemetery. (AP Photo)

Native American vets push for recognition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Code Talkers are legendary. Then there was Cpl. Ira Hamilton Hayes, the Pima Indian who became a symbol of courage and patriotism when he and his fellow Marines raised […]

05/27/2013

(Photo: March for Life Rally)

March for Life in Washington on Roe v. Wade anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of abortion opponents are marching through Washington to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to protest a landmark decision that legalized abortion.

01/25/2013

US President Barack Obama delivers inaugural address during 57th inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol building, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Official: turnout above 800K, maybe 1M

WASHINGTON (AP) — An inauguration planning official says turnout was “definitely above 800,000″ and possibly up to one million people.

01/21/2013

US President Barack Obama receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts (bottom) during ceremonial swearing-in at 57th US Presidential inauguration ceremony with US First Lady Michelle Obama. (AP Photo)

Term II: US must help poor, elderly, Obama says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday.

01/21/2013

(AP Photo)

By the numbers: Obama’s second-term inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Barack Obama can march from his swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol to the White House, D.C. transportation crews will have a huge job to handle. A look at the various procedures and people involved.

01/17/2013

Inauguration preparations at west front of US Capitol, Washington DC.

Obama’s 2nd inauguration to draw smaller crowds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inauguration-goers have a range of lodging options — from crashing on a friend’s couch to reasonably priced rooms to ones that cost thousands of dollars a night. Fewer spectators means accommodations won’t be as tough as in ’09.

12/26/2012

Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool reopens in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) – The reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall reopened Friday after a two-year, $34 million reconstruction, completing the largest National Park Service project funded by President Barack […]

08/31/2012

MLK Memorial inscription to be revised in September or October

WASHINGTON (AP) – A year after the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opened to visitors on the National Mall, the group behind the monument is still working with the National Park Service to change an […]

08/28/2012

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