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A Big Day on Capitol Hill

National security was the link between Wednesday’s two mega-events on Capitol Hill: one in the House chamber and the other in and around the Supreme Court.
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‘Sonic Blossom’ at Portrait Gallery (photos and video)

The participatory artwork by Lee Mingwei, the ninth performance of the museum’s "Identify: Performance Art" series, will take place through April 29, from noon to 4 p.m.

Folger Celebrates Shakespeare’s Birthday with Open House (photos)

William Shakespeare is arguably the worlds most famous playwright, and deserves to have his birthday celebrated accordingly. Hundreds came to celebrate the 454th anniversary of...

Students Walk Out 19 Years After Columbine (photos)

Students from the District and surrounding towns assembled near the White House April 20 before marching to the Capitol with chants of "Enough is enough" and "Vote them out."

Georgetowners Remember Barbara Bush

The former first lady, who died April 17 at age 92, will be laid to rest in her adopted city of Houston. Georgetowner Boyden Gray, who started working for the Bush family in 1980, will be among the mourners present at the funeral.
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In Memoriam: Portrait Gallery Displays Barbara Bush Photo (Video)

The portrait, which shows the former first lady on the White House grounds with her springer spaniel, Millie, by her side, was installed April 18, the day after her death. It will remain on view in the museum's In Memoriam space through April 29.

Cherry Blossom Festival Ends with Grand Parade (photos)

The National Cherry Blossom Festival concluded on a magnificent Saturday April 14 with a grand parade down Constitution Avenue . Only a block away, the...

Covering Zuck in a Suit on the Hill

Some media focused on the threat of future regulation of Facebook. “Mark hints at future fees,” some ominously noted. Others warned about or recommended “comprehensive” legislation.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Marks 25 Years (photos)

The museum's 25th Anniversary National Tribute Dinner on April 9, during the Days of Remembrance, was attended by more than 1,700 persons, including 138 holocaust survivors and their families.

Kids Flock to Science and Engineering Expo in D.C. (photos)

The 5th USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin, commandeered the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 7 and 8, dazzling an estimated 350,000 visitors, many of them children.