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  • Hopkins APL scientists launching massive balloon to study comet

    Hopkins APL scientists launching massive balloon to study comet
    Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are set to launch a massive balloon above the skies of New Mexico this weekend for a glimpse of Comet ISON, the rare comet on its way to looping past the sun and Earth in the coming...
  • House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown

    Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...
  • Liquor board not renewing license for The Museum

    Liquor board not renewing license for The Museum
    Citing numerous accounts of neighborhood disturbances, the Baltimore Board of Liquor License Commissioners ruled not to renew the license of the Museum Restaurant and Lounge in Mount Vernon after four hours of deliberation Thursday night. Liquor board...
  • Weekend road closures for FlowerMart

    Weekend road closures for FlowerMart
    Roads at Mount Vernon Place in and around this weekend's FlowerMart event will be closed from Thursday at 3 p.m. to Saturday at 11 p.m., FlowerMart officials said on their website. The event is held at Mount Vernon Place, at the Washington Monument, and...
  • Monumental mistakes

    The surest reflection of the present is its view of the past. History turns out to be the most contemporary of the plastic arts. For we're always remaking it in our own image. Which may explain the great wave of mediocrity now sweeping over Washington...
  • 50 years after the march

    WASHINGTON -- The current remembrance of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of half a century ago has rightly focused on Martin Luther King's epic "I Have Dream" speech, which prophesied racial progress that at the time many saw as a...
  • Smithsonian, national monuments set to reopen as shutdown ends

    The Smithsonian museums and national monuments will begin reopening Thursday as the federal government resumes operations after a late-night Wednesday congressional deal to end the 16-day shutdown. On its website, the Smithsonian said all of its museums...
  • Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs

    Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs
    From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years. Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
  • U.S. Capitol dome set for first renovations in more than 50 years

    U.S. Capitol dome set for first renovations in more than 50 years
    WASHINGTON -- Visitors to Washington have seen the iconic Washington Monument don a blanket of scaffolding while it undergoes repairs from an earthquake. Soon they will see a similar look at the opposite end of the National Mall. For about two years the...
  • Oddball Washington, D.C., monuments give quirky history lesson

    Oddball Washington, D.C., monuments give quirky history lesson
    Sure, the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument are must stops for visitors touring the nation's capital. But what about Sonny Bono Park? Or the Maine Lobsterman Memorial? Or the Cuban Friendship Urn? They're all here, as are scores of bronzes,...
  • Capitol dome to be restored; effect on visitors seen as minimal

    WASHINGTON — Visitors to Washington have seen the iconic Washington Monument don a blanket of scaffolding while it undergoes repairs from an earthquake. Soon they will see a similar look at the opposite end of the National Mall. For about two...