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The decorative lights illuminating the Washington Monument are set to be turned off next week as crews begin the process of removing the scaffolding around the earthquake-damaged structure.
Pols ranging from mayors to mascot presidents have run — though none was as fast as the future Justice Clarence Thomas, who ran in 3:11:00 in 1980, well before he traded his running shorts for a robe on the high court.
Congress will cover the Capitol's dome in scaffolding in November as part of a two-year restoration to fix more than 1,000 cracks that have developed over the decades, the building's administrators said Tuesday.
Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee Democrat, responded to critics of an editorial cartoon he tweeted that many said blamed the National Rifle Association for the gun culture of the United States.
Rep. Steve Cohen took to Twitter Monday evening, posting a cartoon that essentially blames the National Rifle Association for the Washington Navy Yard shooting, the Blaze first reported.
A quick scan of the program of the March on Washington, which included three prayers, gospel music and four speeches by religious leaders, illustrates how religion played a central role in this seminal event and in the Civil Rights movement.
The expectations to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom are as great and diverse as they were in 1963, when a quarter of a million people sandwiched themselves along the Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial to prove that we can, should and, indeed, could all get along.
Organizers commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington say they expect the case of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin to figure prominently in their events, but they insist the controversy won't overshadow the tribute to a milestone in the civil rights movement.
The Washington Monument is set to be illuminated at sunset Monday, marking what National Park Service officials call a "milestone" in the three-year plan to repair earthquake damage to the famous structure.