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Latest National Mall Items
With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of its massive collection accessible to schools, researchers and the public worldwide.
Rep. Trey Gowdy blasted National Parks Service director Jonathan Jarvis during a House hearing Wednesday morning, in which he accused Mr. Jarvis of favoring "pot-smoking" Occupy protesters over American war veterans.
President Obama's spokesman said Tuesday that he doesn't think racism is to blame for the budget and debt impasse with congressional Republicans, two days after an anti-Obama demonstrator waved a Confederate flag in front of the White House in the midst of tea-party backed protest.
As the White House, Democrats and Republicans dig in their heels over Obamacare, debt and fiscal matters, the impasse has become surreal, nasty, even callous. Some 800,000 federal workers were furloughed without pay, and the economic ripples caused many local businesses to lose revenues. The pain is palpable, but for government workers only temporary.
A correspondent for the New Yorker unwittingly unleashed a wave of fury on Twitter after he posted a derogatory profiling of Sen. Ted Cruz, likening the Texas tea party favorite to a celebrity athlete who beat murder charges.
Obama treats iconic national symbols as if they were his own
Several members of Congress were arrested Tuesday by U.S. Capitol Police for blocking traffic during an immigration rally on the National Mall.
The death of a New Jersey man who set himself on fire on the National Mall was the result of his long fight with mental illness, not a political statement, his family said.
The National Park Service is allowing an immigration reform rally to go on as planned Tuesday on the National Mall, even though it's closed due to the federal shutdown.