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On the 225th anniversary of the selection of Washington, D.C., as the future national capital, explore eight other locales that were once the seats of American power.
Two weeks remain in an open competition to submit designs for the latest monument to be constructed in Washington, D.C.—the World War I Memorial.
As the War of 1812 neared its conclusion, British forces torched the White House, the Capitol and nearly every other public building in Washington.
At the Battle of Fort Stevens 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln came within feet of being shot by a Confederate sniper.
The Washington Monument welcomed visitors today for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years, after a painstaking restoration to repair earthquake damage.
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A Michigan congressman has become America’s longest-serving member of Congress.
Explore eight surprising facts about Arlington National Cemetery, which has been the focal point of national Memorial Day commemorations since 1868.
Beginning today, this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 100th anniversary of the planting of Japanese cherry trees in Washington, D.C.
Last week’s White House shooting wasn’t the first time the executive mansion has come under fire.
The historic tree, located in Arlington National Cemetery, was uprooted last weekend by Hurricane Irene.
Check out images of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, which was unveiled this week on the National Mall.