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A heart doctor and Ivy League university president who also plays the saxophone and flute was named the next leader of the Smithsonian Institution on Monday, combining his love of the arts and sciences at the world's largest museum and research complex.
Along with "nonessential' federal offices in Washington and around the country, a motley mix of art exhibitions, cultural events, historic archives and even the live "Panda Cam" would be among the budget casualties if the government shuts down.
Some local police and movie theaters are enacting stricter security measures after a gunman opened fire early Friday morning at a theater in Aurora, Colo., killing 12 and injuring more than 50 during the midnight premiere of the much-anticipated Batman flick "The Dark Knight Rises."
The Arizona lawmaker who proposed a challenge to automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants called off a scheduled vote on his measure Monday because he didn't have enough votes to get it out of committee.
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery quickly removed a video Tuesday that was part of an exhibit after complaints from a Catholic group that the images were sacrilegious.