| May 9, 2014
| 6:57 AM
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...
| May 11, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:59 AM
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...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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...
| Oct 22, 2013
A new movie poster for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was released Tuesday, and the film's first teaser trailer is […]...
| Nov 15, 2013
Friday's Pictures in the News begins back in the Philippines, where an international aid effort gathered steam, as resilient Filipinos in battered towns started rebuilding their lives and those of their neighbors - with or without help from their...
| Nov 16, 2013
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin our report in the Philippines and the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, where an international aid effort gathered steam ands resilient Filipinos in battered towns have started the process...
| Sep 20, 2013
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Arizona, where Dodger pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu jumps into the pool to join his teammates after defeating the Diamondbacks and clinching the National League's Western Division at Chase Field in Phoenix. The Dodgers' long...
| Feb 25, 2014
Marvel Studios previewed the first 10 minutes of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” at a fan screening of the new […]...