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  • Visualizing a better Mall

    Lakeside gardens, dining rooms hovering over water, grassy new amphitheaters and underground pavilions at the foot of the Washington Monument have emerged as finalists in a design competition to overhaul neglected sites on the Mall.


  • President Obama and former first lady Laura Bush (right) shake hands as first lady Michelle Obama looks on during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama helps break ground for black history museum

    President Obama heralded a new national black history museum as "not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life" as he marked Wednesday's groundbreaking of the long-sought-after museum on the National Mall.


  • President Obama and former first lady Laura Bush (right) shake hands as first lady Michelle Obama looks on during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama marks groundbreaking of black history museum

    President Obama celebrated the groundbreaking of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on Wednesday, saying it will remind all Americans of the ordeals and triumphs of blacks.


  • First family visits new MLK memorial

    President Obama followed through Friday night on his longtime plan to take his two daughters to see the new monument to Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall.


  • Obama, Aretha to headline MLK monument dedication

    President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address and Aretha Franklin will headline the entertainers at this weekend's dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall.


  • Irene another test of D.C.'s disaster prep

    Already bruised by an earthquake that damaged two of its iconic structures, the nation's capital was watching and waiting Saturday for its first hurricane in more than a half-century, a storm that could test its ability to protect both national treasures and vulnerable residents.


  • Visitors to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial take pictures behind security fencing on the National Mall in Washington on Aug., 21, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Dedication of MLK Memorial postponed by hurricane

    A planned weekend dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall has been postponed until September or October as approaching Hurricane Irene dashed hopes of paying tribute to the late civil rights activist on the 48th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream" speech, organizers said Thursday.


  • Illustration: National Mall by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    AKRIDGE: Our embarrassing National Mall

    Throughout the rich history of our nation, young men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice to uphold our values at home and abroad. This Memorial Day, I am proud to offer all Americans a unique opportunity to honor that legacy of valor and sacrifice by protecting the place where our heroes are celebrated: the National Mall.


  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 13, 2009, file photo, actress Eva Longoria is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, during an event announcing the leadership of the National Museum of the American Latino Commission. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

    Salazar endorses Latino museum plan

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a federal commission's call to build a national museum devoted to American Latino art, history and culture next to the Capitol as part of the Smithsonian Institution.


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