A federal law that essentially bans any more construction on the National Mall might prevent an attempt to "nationalize" the District of Columbia World War I Memorial, a National Park Service official said Tuesday.
Purdue University President France Cordova was installed Monday as chairwoman of the Smithsonian Institution's governing board as the museum complex expands with the coming construction of a new black history museum and amid calls for another focused on Latino American heritage.
Some arrived with fellow parishioners, others with classmates or alongside family members, but the thousands of pro-life activists who rallied Monday on the National Mall to mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade all came to support the same goal: life.
A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that's needed to start repairing cracks near the top of the Washington Monument from last summer's East Coast earthquake.
"Homicide no longer a top-15 killer" (Web, Jan. 11) is an example of how data are manipulated to deceive the public.
As he helped spruce up a school in D.C. to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama said Monday the true meaning of a quote that's being revised on the city's new King memorial is that everyone can work for social justice.
Most Americans want Congress to vote to continue the payroll tax reduction, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll that comes as Democrats and Republicans wrestle over whether to extend the cut through 2012.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined in celebrating the nation's top artists receiving the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday while home for less than 36 hours between diplomatic travels.