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Tourists visiting Washington D.C. will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets if they plan to visit the National Cathedral next year. Beginning in January, the cathedral will charge an admission fee in response to a looming deficit.
With much to celebrate and lament, here's a look at the NFL halfway through the 2013 season.
The Washington National Cathedral, a symbol of unity among faithful Americans, was the site of a politically divisive event promoting gun control on Sunday.
The Very Rev. John R. Hall, a 38-year veteran of Church of England service, was in Washington last month to strengthen ties with the National Cathedral and to cultivate more friends for Westminster Abbey on this side of the Atlantic.
Maybe it's the quirky name of the school, "Gonzaga." Or its pint-sized enrollment of 4,900. Or the fact that employees at one office in its hometown are so gaga over the `Zags, they wore their hair long at work this week as a shout-out to the team's best player, flowing-tressed 7-footer Kelly Olynyk.
Ten years and tens of millions of copies later, "The Da Vinci Code" is on the house.
Five-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Hingis leads the 2013 class for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
A sophomore this season, Barry Larkin's son has blossomed into perhaps the best point guard in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He's a major reason the Hurricanes are ranked No. 8 and take a 9-0 league record into Saturday's game against North Carolina.
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Stan the Man won seven National League batting titles, was a three-time MVP and helped the Cardinals capture three World Series championships in the 1940s.
When Ralph M. Hall was elected to the U.S. House in 1980 at the age of 57, he had already served in the Navy in World War II, built a successful business career and served in Texas' state government for many years.
Former Delegate Tiffany Alston automatically lost her seat in the Maryland House of Delegates when she was convicted of misconduct in office in October, and a Prince George's County committee can withdraw the name of a former drug dealer it nominated to replace her, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is locked in a standoff with Prince George's County Democrats over appointing a House of Delegates nominee who has a dark past and is already suing to keep control of the seat.
With the right singers and musicians, opera doesn't need sets and costumes to be convincing.
"We need to grow in certain areas that we don't have the resources to do so right now," Mr. Hall said. "If we just keep cutting and cutting and cutting ... we'll just be kind of a shrinking institution."
Mr. Hall told the AP that the church has cut $1.7 million from its budget through a hiring freeze, attrition, changes in vendors and a salary freeze for higher-paid employees since last year.