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I've been to Jerusalem five times, and each time I learned something new. On my most recent trip, in June 2012, I learned June may not be the best time of year to visit: it was monstrously hot, and, frankly, I suffered!
Protesters will use President Obama's fundraising trip to Southern California on Tuesday to highlight his refusal to live up to a campaign promise to recognize the Armenian genocide in Turkey nearly a century ago.
President Obama paid tribute Wednesday night to the late President John F. Kennedy, saying he and his family gave to the nation "a legacy of service."
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.
The thousands of public employees who've just been placed on furlough aren't shedding too many tears over the government shutdown. From Washington, D.C., to New York City, they're taking to the bars and drinking establishments, toasting their time off with beers and mixed drinks.
The National Zoo and intercollegiate athletic teams at the three military service academies are among the myriad organizations impacted by the federal government’s shutdown.
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.
Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution's collection of Jim Henson's Muppets.
They're almost here. With reports of sightings in Northern Virginia, the nation's capital is bracing for the inevitable return of the moulting, mating, singing cicadas.