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  • 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...
  • Elmhurst College students arrive late, but without regrets

     Elmhurst College students arrive late, but without regrets
    It was a difficult journey to the National Mall. The students from Elmhurst College traveled all night by bus, stopping just once for breakfast before pulling into Washington on Monday morning. With the streets blocked off around the Capitol, they...
  • Washington Monument wears its scaffolding well

    WASHINGTON — The soaring white obelisk is a defining feature of the capital's architectural landscape, so visitors to the Washington Monument this summer may be disappointed that the view of the iconic memorial has been obscured by its renovation....
  • March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive

    March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive
    On the night of Aug. 27, 1963, I boarded a bus in Boston for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The passengers — two-thirds African American and one-third white — were mostly strangers to one another. I, a white Harvard graduate...
  • Durbin praises Obama's speech as 'beautiful'

    — Monday was a momentous day for President Barack Obama — and not a bad one as well for the president's friend, longtime ally and fellow Illinois Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin. The Senate's No. 2 leader joined Obama at an early morning church...
  • 'Homeland' Episode 4 recap, 'New Car Smell'

    'Homeland' Episode 4 recap, 'New Car Smell'
    Sure, her official position is hazy -- and she might not even be getting paid, but Carrie Mathison is back at the CIA. And so are bunch of video screens fixed on Nicholas Brody. The recursive storylines that defined Homeland's first season were back in a...
  • "The Civil War and American Art" is one of the first in a wave of regional creative projects about the conflict

    The lone Union sentry stands atop Federal Hill, outlined against an ominous orange/red sky. In the distance, the tops of the Washington Monument and several spires rise above the city, as straight and determined as the rifle held in the soldier's left...