Kerry Washington returns to her alma mater to address graduates at the George Washington University's Commencement ceremony on the National Mall on May 19, 2013.
Couple of the Week: Corinne Hartong and Kevin Mattern
How did a New York nuclear physicist find the right chemistry with a savvy Southern belle? They met in the middle, of course! Kevin Mattern and Nashville native Corinne Hartong met at a "policy event" in the heart of Washington, D.C. The two had both moved to D.C. in the summer of 2009.
Fri May 17, 2013
WIDN Design Network
Peterson Companies to develop new mixed-use scheme in Columbia
Located at the corner of 17th Street and Columbia Road in Washington, DC, the $30 million mixed-use project will feature condominium homes, which will be available in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans.
2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Spotted On Set Of New Captain America Movie: Video
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Wed May 15, 2013
Gaithersburg Book Festival promises to be page-turner
From playwrights to early readers and from comic book addicts to romance novel afficionados, the writing's on the wall- the Gaithersburg Book Festival will be the place to be seen.
Rare bird's-eye view of Washington Monument repairs
The video, released by the National Park Service, shows the National Mall and surrounding grounds from a high-definition helmet camera worn by some of the contractors repairing the monument.
Tue May 14, 2013
Captain America movie filming in D.C.
A city known for its politics, lobbyist and congressional leaders has been over taken by lights, cameras and a super hero.
Mon May 13, 2013
Festival on the National Mall
Have you ever looked through a telescope while the Washington Monument towered over you? If not , you'll have your chance in just over a month.
South African Anti-Fracking Activist Calls for Global Alliance
Anti-fracking activist Jonathan Deal, winner of a 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize, discusses strategy to save the Karoo region of his native South Africa from gas drilling.
Sun May 12, 2013
The Jersey Journal
Art and social studies classes at Watchung Hills High School...
Students of social studies teacher Ryan Murray and art teacher Michelle Truskowski have been collaborating throughout the semester to learn how art can bring awareness of an issue, as, for example, the Holocaust.
On Gun Violence, We Moms Know How to Get Things Done
On this Mother's Day, it is hard not to feel inspired and hopeful by the robust and sophisticated grassroots movement building of moms across America who have organized to fight for safer gun law legislation.
Fri May 10, 2013
The New Zealand Herald
Panel recommends rebuilding school massacre site
Hundreds of crosses, representing gun deaths since the Newtown, Connecticut elementary shootings, placed on the National Mall Washington, DC last month.
Group teaches Munford students about genocide
What is famine? What is poverty? What is genocide? Those were some of the weighty questions directed toward the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Munford Elementary School on Friday by members of the organization Students Rebuild.
National Parks Struggle Due to Sequestration
Will your summer vacation, or job, be affected by sequestration? Memorial Day Weekend, the official start of summer, is fast approaching, and with it are millions of trips across the country to visit one of America's most stunning assets, our national park system.
Thu May 09, 2013
Housing Crisis on the Rez: Why Haul a Run-Down Shack from the Plains to DC?
Last month, a new building joined the Washington Monument and the Capitol building on the National Mall.
Read This Before You Visit Washington DC
Washington, D.C. is one of the most interesting cities one could visit. The capital city of the United States of America was named after George Washington, military leader of the American Revolution and the first US President.
Wed May 08, 2013
Religion News Service
US anti-abortion leaders join Romea s March for Life
VATICAN CITY American anti-abortion leaders will be in Rome on Sunday to participate in Italy's third March for Life and lend their expertise to the nation's small anti-abortion movement as it tries to learn from its American counterpart.
Popping Bottles or Popping Bubbles: May Countdown for the Hirshhorn
May has seen its share of inflatable art projects. The artist Christo completed Big Air Package , designed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude for the gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany.
Tue May 07, 2013
D.C. sets tourism record with 19m visitors in 2012
The District set a new tourism record last year with more than 18.9 million visitors, an increase of 5.5 percent from 2011, according to statistics released Tuesday by the city tourism bureau.
Help build a national monument to survivors of sexual violence
Remember PINK loves CONSENT ? The activists behind the brilliant pank campaign to promote communicative, hot, consensual sex have been building temporary tributes to survivors of sexual violence on the national mall while working to create a permanent national monument.