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8 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

Members of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America planted 1,892 flags on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on March.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US National Parks

19 hrs ago | TrekEarth

Washington Monument from the Hill

I really liked the flowers in the foreground here, but was a bit irked by the fence! The towering Washington Monument takes the form of an obelisk, a structure most notably associated with ancient Egypt.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Wired

How Smartphones Opened Up a Wonderful New Frontier for Art

For most of history, great art tended to be inseparable from its physical setting.

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Daily Kos

Free Speech and the Bible Museum

An effort by the pro-LGBT group Truth Wins Out to block the opening of a private Bible museum in the Nation's Capital is a misguided assault on constitutional protections that properly protect everyone, including LGBT Americans and their opponents.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Georgetown (Washington, DC), us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Gay/Lesbian, Georgetown University

Sun Jul 20, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

The Fasting 5K: No Food, No Water, No Problem For Muslim Runners

Runners form a human bridge at the finish line to cheer fellow racers. Participants completed a 3-mile loop around the National Mall - without food or water since sunrise.

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Related Topix: Fasting, Health, US National Parks, Boston, NY, Life, Holidays, Ramadan

Sat Jul 19, 2014

TrekEarth

Washington Monument from the Tidal Basin

A photo of the towering Washington Monument, taken from the nearby Jefferson Memorial.

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The Modesto Bee

Kenya's tradition: Bead work still vital to tribes

This photo taken July 2, 2014 shows beds and jewelry displayed at the Kenya bead and jewelry making tent at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington.

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Prince George Citizen

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Susana Daniel Chemakwany sits quietly under a white tent near the U.S. Capitol, stitching tiny, multicolored beads together into a colorful array of necklaces, wristlets and earrings laid out before her on two tables and behind her pinned to a wall.

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CBS Local

'Karate Kid' Kicks Off DC Free Movie Festivals

Summertime outdoor movie festivals are in full swing from Beltway to Beltway, but this week, the one that many locals wait all year for gets under way.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Art Daily

Bible museum planned for United States capital

Members of the audience listen as Sen. Patty Murray speaks during a news conference discussing the "Not My Boss's Business Act" July 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, US Politics, Fashion, Designers, BOSS, Law, Healthcare Law, Health, Women's Health, Barack Obama, US National Parks

The Baltimore Sun

A wealth of absorbing art exhibits in Washington

Artistic attractions well worth wending your way to Washington for include two winning exhibits devoted to Whistler and Wyeth, as well as a fascinating show pairing Degas with Cassatt.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Painting, Arts, Entertainment

Hyperallergic

Art Movements

"Mining Lamp" monument designed by Otto Piene. The artist passed away July 14) In January, the Detroit Institute of Arts announced it would contribute $100 million to the city's "grand bargain" bankruptcy plan; the museum has now raised over $80 million , with an additional $26.8 million in corporate donations announced this week.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Downtown (Washington, DC), Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Daily Kos

Hobby Lobby Planning Bible Museum

No doubt there are many others at Daily Kos who, like me, have been wondering and worrying about what those good Christian folk at Hobby Lobby plan to do with all the money that they are going to save by not having to provide those wicked contraceptives with their health insurance coverage.

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Business Journal

Clark lands $20M contract for National Mall lawn overhaul

To replace your lawn, maybe you call landscaper, install a sprinkler and lay out a few thousand dollars.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Santa Barbara Independent

Review: Self Evident Truths at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry

In the spring of 2016, if all goes according to plan, an exhibition of 10,000 portrait photographs will go on display in the National Mall.

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Roll Call

HOH: Senate Softball Rivalry Once Again in Full Swing

The key thing that keeps Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., going while here in D.C. is the burning desire to topple the other in their annual softball showdown.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Patrick Toomey, US News, US Senate, Republican, US National Parks

Boston.com

Hobby Lobby Owner Plans Bible Museum in Washington

A proposed Bible museum to be built near the National Mall in Washington by the family that owns Hobby Lobby.

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Hotel Business

Twelve & K Hotel Debuts in Washington, DC

Crestline Hotels & Resorts LLC has opened a new hotel, Twelve & K Hotel, in Washington, DC.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Dialing Back Stress With A Bubble Bath, Beach Trip And Bees

Standing in the middle of a swarm of bees might not be your idea of stress relief, but it works for Ray Von Culin.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, US National Parks

The Edgefield Advertiser

Middle School Scholars to Walk in the Footsteps of U.S. Leaders

Outstanding middle school students from across the United States will take part in an extraordinary leadership development experience, the 2014 Junior National Young Leaders Conference : Foundations of Leadership I, an Envision program.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US National Parks, Trenton, SC, Edgefield, SC

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