'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the third President of the United States.The neoclassical building was designed by John Russell Pope. It was built by Philadelphia contractor Tyler Nichols. Construction began in 1939, the building was completed in 1943, and the bronze statue of Jefferson was added in 1947. - Source: Wikipedia
Saturday marked the 270th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson. The third president has been claimed by the Democratic Party as one of its own, with the Jefferson-Jackson dinners that are annual fundraising events, especially for prospective presidential candidates.
Just when you thought that romance was the stuff of fairy tales — that chivalry and purity and honor in relationships are pretty much dead — along comes an inspiring story that makes even the sluggish of hearts go "thumpa-thump-thump."
The Italian foreign minister, the Italian ambassador, several Italian-American members of Congress and leaders of scores of Italian-American organizations crowded into a hallway of the National Gallery of Art this week to celebrate a nation that – as they said – was discovered by an Italian and named after one.
It was the wee hours of the morning when the Washington Nationals touched down at Dulles Airport on Monday. In the previous 60 hours, Bryce Harper had traveled more than 5,300 miles. From Syracuse to Los Angeles to Washington.
Tourists and Washingtonians got their first up-close look Monday at the memorial to the U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The snow, hail and chilly weather that had greeted visitors to the early days of the Cherry Blossom Festival relented Sunday with a near-perfect day of sunshine and milder temperatures.