WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget cuts from Congress will soon reduce the number of free exhibitions on view each day at the Smithsonian Institution and will furlough U.S. Park Police officers who guard the nation’s monuments.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Gallery of Art plans to close its modern art galleries for three years to complete a $68 million renovation, adding new galleries and a rooftop sculpture garden.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A winter storm marched into the Mid-Atlantic region, dumping nearly two feet of snow in some places and knocking out power to about 250,000 homes and businesses. It largely spared the capital, which was expecting much worse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington’s famous cherry tree blooms are expected to be at their best between March 26 and March 30. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box comes before the Supreme Court in a case that weighs the nation’s enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Wednesday gushed over the Oscar-nominated film “Beast of the Southern Wild,” calling it one of the “most powerful and most important” movies in a long time.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of schools in the nation’s largest cities are sitting empty as education officials struggle to sell these potentially valuable properties that are a drain on school district finances, according to a study released Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia prosecutors who decided against charging NBC television host David Gregory with firearms possession received more than 200 emails from citizens.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether to expand Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor and disabled, could be the most important decision facing governors and legislatures this year. The repercussions go well beyond their budgets.
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters would probably like to hit the reset button on 2013. She’s got the chickenpox and remains hospitalized more than a week after going in after falling and hitting her head at a pre-inaugural party in Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Thousands of people joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department said on Tuesday.