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The Smithsonian Institution is beginning a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the flag and song that became the national anthem with a new forever stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.
"The Chase" by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, (Bantam)
They got one part for the World War II-era bomber from under an elderly woman's porch in the next town, and another was bought from someone who had it hanging in a bar in Colorado. One chunk was a prop in a 1960s TV show, and the tail section was salvaged from a wreck deep in the Alaska wilderness.
President Barack Obama has appointed the former CEO of the National Geographic Society to the Smithsonian Institution's governing board.
Scientists investigating a graveyard of marine mammal fossils near Chile's northern coast say toxins generated by algae blooms most likely poisoned the animals millions of years ago.
A traveling exhibit on the role of sports in American culture is making its way across West Virginia.
Financial pressures have forced the Smithsonian Institution to rethink plans to reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall this year as an innovation pavilion, leaving the site's future in question.
The West Virginia Humanities Council says host a traveling exhibit on the role of sports in American culture is kicking off in Parkersburg next month.
Thousands of the nation's historic air and space artifacts - including a Navy dive bomber from World War II and spacesuits from the Apollo era - are slowly being moved from a cramped site in Maryland to a state-of-the-art Smithsonian conservation hangar in northern Virginia.