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  • Washington Monument draws crowds as it reopens after renovations

    Washington Monument draws crowds as it reopens after renovations
    After three years of renovations, the Washington Monument reopened to the public Monday with some visible bruises, as thousands gathered to celebrate the restoration of the capital’s tallest monument. "Today" show weatherman Al Roker, Interior...
  • Get a room and a VIP spin on the Capital Ferris Wheel near D.C.

    The newly opened Capital Wheel at the National Harbor in Maryland whisks visitors 180 feet above the Potomac River where they can see the White House, the Washington Monument and other landmarks from on high. Now Aloft Washington National Harbor Hotel...
  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...
  • Two years after shooting, second Mid-Town victim dies

    Two years after shooting, second Mid-Town victim dies
    Larry Peterson, a Mid-Town resident who was one of two people shot in a robbery outside his bed and breakfast in August 2012 has died, according to friends. He was 58. Peterson and artist Alex Ulrich, 40, were sitting outside of Peterson's bed and...
  • Friends, neighbors remember Lawrence Peterson, 'Mayor of Mount Vernon'

    Friends, neighbors remember Lawrence Peterson, 'Mayor of Mount Vernon'
    For Lawrence Peterson, the redevelopment of his Mount Vernon neighborhood was every bit as much of a calling as his 20 years in the U.S. Navy. As friends and neighbors paid tribute to the "Mayor of Mount Vernon" on Sunday evening, they recalled a man so...
  • Washington Monument is reopening after years of repairs

    The Washington Monument will emerge bruised but not broken for its grand reopening Monday, when visitors will once again be zipping up the elevators of the capital's tallest attraction. The 555-foot obelisk has been closed since August 2011, when a rare...
  • Milwee Middle teacher wins Instagram contest at Washington Monument

    Milwee Middle teacher wins Instagram contest at Washington Monument
    Jason Dumont, a civics and U.S. History teacher at Milwee Middle School, has won an Instagram contest to participate in the rededication of the Washington Monument grand reopening ceremony Monday. Starting Saturday, he will be posting photos of his...
  • The Week in Pictures | May 12 – 18, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week 10 wildfires have charred more than 9,000 acres in San Diego County. An unusual Spring time combination of intense heat, Santa Ana winds and drought is fueling the fires....
  • Washington Monument reopens, but getting a ticket? Good luck

    Washington Monument reopens, but getting a ticket? Good luck
    The good news is that the Washington Monument emerged from its post-earthquake face-lift with a splashy reopening ceremony Monday. The not-so-good news: Reserve tickets for the Washington, D.C., icon are sold out through late June and around Fourth of...
  • World War I: A war too easy to forget

    Commenting recently about seeing the play "War Horse," one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that "even some of the Nazis had humane feelings" for the plight of animals caught up in war. "It's about the First World War," I replied. "There...
  • In shift from tradition, Pride events to be held in Artscape location

    In shift from tradition, Pride events to be held in Artscape location
    For years, Baltimore Pride tradition has held that the Saturday parade turns into a rowdy block party in the heart of Mount Vernon, while the Sunday festival in Druid Hill Park attracts families and kids. This year will be different, with the lines...