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Independence Day in the Nation’s Capital (photos)

After the 3rd U.S. Infantry Fife and Drum Corps performed, Abigail and John Adams, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington read the Declaration of Independence aloud.

Marchers Call for Reuniting Families Separated at Border (photos)

At the Families Belong Together March on June 30 in Washington, D.C., tens of thousands assembled in Lafayette Square, then marched in the direction of the U.S. Department of Justice.

On the Mall: Armenia and Catalonia

At the 51st annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which runs through July 1 and from July 4 to 8, visitors are invited to engage with the traditional arts and food right on the Mall.

Results Are In: Bowser, Mendelson Victorious; Yes to Initiative 77

Primary election results for July 19 are in: Mayor Muriel Bowser, District Council Chair Phil Mendelson, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, At-large Council member Anita...

Naturalization Ceremony on Flag Day Features Feliciano (photos)

Grammy Award-winning musician José Feliciano donated his Concerto Candelas guitar, built for him in 1967, and several other personal items to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Closing Weekend for DC Jazz Festival

One of the highlights of this year’s festival: drummer Terri Lyne Carrington will celebrate the life of pianist Geri Allen on Thursday, June 14, at Sixth & I.

Parade Celebrates the Stanley Cup Champion Caps (photos)

Tens of thousands converged on Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 12, to cheer the new Stanley Cup champions with a parade down Constitution Avenue and a massive rally on the National Mall.

Capitals Redeem Washington, D.C.

June 7 was the end of a 44-year quest by the Caps to win the big one, the Stanley Cup, that large, silvery trinket that had eluded them time after time, each time with more bitter frustration than the time before.

Fans Celebrate as Caps Take Cup (photos)

On June 7, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Building south facade lit up red.
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RFK Portrait on View at National Portrait Gallery (video)

A portrait created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1968 went on view at the National Portrait Gallery on June 6, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the senator’s assassination, and will be on display through July 8.