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A year after quake, Washington Monument still under repairupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 13:57:00

A seismic study found that the Washington Monument can withstand a worst-case earthquake scenario, officials said Thursday in describing needed repairs to the iconic landmark damaged in the 5.8-magnitude quake a year ago.

The AIDS Quilt, and hoping for 'The Last One'updated: Mon Jul 23 2012 08:52:00

It is by no accident that the AIDS Memorial Quilt -- which now measures more than 50 miles laid side by side and weighs 54 tons -- is gracing the National Mall in Washington this weekend as the global HIV and AIDS community gathers nearby for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012).

Quake-damaged Washington Monument may remain closed into 2014updated: Mon Jul 09 2012 17:25:00

The Washington Monument will remain closed for repairs for at least another year and possibly into 2014, National Park Service officials said Monday.

Americans celebrate Independence Dayupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 14:17:00

Dry conditions prompt fireworks cancellations; rehearsal for a concert at the National Mall is interrupted by a storm.

Girl Scouts throw party on National Mallupdated: Sat Jun 09 2012 21:25:00

Thousands of Girl Scouts, former members and supporters swarmed the National Mall on Saturday for the organization's 100-year celebration.

Proposed pavilions and pools would spruce up National Mallupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 19:20:00

How about an ice skating rink on the National Mall, just a stone's throw from the Lincoln Memorial?

New video released from DC quakeupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 15:28:00

The Washington Monument remains closed after damaged sustained during a 5.8 earthquake in August.

For King, the right to vote was sacredupdated: Sun Jan 15 2012 09:17:00

Every third Monday in January we gather as Americans to commemorate the values and beliefs -- as well as the ultimate sacrifice -- of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Take Back the Capitol protests at lawmakers' officesupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 12:22:00

Dozens of protesters staged sit-ins in front of lawmakers' offices Tuesday and several hundred more camped out on the National Mall as part of a new movement calling itself Take Back the Capitol.

Occupy standoff ends in DCupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 12:22:00

CNN's Athena Jones reports on the standoff between police and Occupy D.C protesters in McPherson Square.

Man sought after reported shooting near White House updated: Sun Nov 13 2011 19:00:00

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 21-year-old man they believe was involved in a recent shooting that occurred between the White House and Washington Monument.

Make a promise to visit this placeupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 22:26:00

As we head into a workweek that ends with a federal holiday on Friday, you can expect the usual:

Washington Monument assessment to begin anewupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 05:34:00

Assessment of the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument is expected to begin anew Monday.

Scaling down the Washington monumentupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 05:34:00

Passers-by react as engineers scale down the Washington Monument, checking for cracks after last month's earthquake.

Wind gusts blow back monument assessment updated: Sun Oct 02 2011 17:05:00

Assessment of the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument will begin anew no earlier than Monday because of wind gusts, the National Park Service said in a statement released Sunday. The inspection was halted after wind blew one of the roped-in workers off the monument, and moved him 30 feet away, on Friday.

Wind blows Washington Monument engineer 30 feetupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 23:06:00

The National Park Service suspended assessment work of the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument Saturday, a day after wind blew one of the workers 30 feet away from the monument.

Reflecting Pool repairs on track, though it may not look that wayupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 22:42:00

As the rappellers on the Washington Monument check for cracks in the structure's exterior, they won't be able to see themselves in another Washington landmark: the Reflecting Pool below.

Official dedication of MLK Memorial to be held October 16updated: Sat Sep 10 2011 15:39:00

The official dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, which was postponed because of Hurricane Irene last month, will be held on October 16, Harry Johnson Sr., head of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation, said Saturday.

Man planned to set off fireworks in car on National Mall, police sayupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 15:06:00

A Florida man has been arrested and charged with planning to set off fireworks on the National Mall "to draw attention to himself and issues he had with the banking industry," according to the Maryland-National Capitol Park Police. Authorities say the man told them he did not plan to hurt anyone.

Memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. opening on National Mallupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 17:06:00

The morning sun that came up over Washington's Tidal Basin on Monday illuminated a new memorial opening to the public for the first time: a plaza and statue honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Lawmakers propose immigration museum on National Mallupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 21:59:00

A group of U.S. lawmakers pushed for the creation of a "melting pot museum" on the National Mall, calling Thursday for a presidential commission to study the idea.

A gift for the last doughboy's 110th birthdayupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 16:55:00

Today, on the 110th birthday of Frank Buckles, it's worth pausing for a minute to reflect on the sweep of this man's remarkable life.

Hearing Friday for man held after firearms found near National Mallupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 21:15:00

An Arizona man will have a preliminary hearing Friday morning on charges related to the discovery of several firearms in a camper parked near the National Mall.

Renovations begin on neglected World War I memorial on National Mallupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 08:35:00

After nearly 40 years without any major upkeep, the World War I Memorial on the National Mall is finally getting some attention, with renovations financed by federal economic stimulus money.

Arrest made for firearms near the National Mallupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 19:42:00

The U.S. Park Police arrested an Arizona man on firearms violations Wednesday after finding several guns in a vehicle parked near the National Mall in the nation's capital.

Thousands flock to 'Restore Sanity'updated: Mon Nov 01 2010 12:06:00

CNN caught up with a few of the people attending the Stewart-Colbert rally and asked the the key question: Why?

Commentary: Path to sanity paved with humor, Dominick findsupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 20:19:00

OK, there's no way to write this article without name dropping. To cut to the chase, I know Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and you don't.

Jon Stewart reveals location for 'Sanity' rallyupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 10:15:00

Jon Stewart has revealed the location of his Rally to Restore Sanity (and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive): The east end of Washington D.C.'s National Mall, between 3rd and 7th Streets.

Stewart, Colbert announce Washington ralliesupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 10:40:00

Two Comedy Central funnymen are apparently entering into the partisan political fray with rallies of their own in the nation's capital.

Beck says he wanted to reclaim civil rights 'from politics'updated: Sun Aug 29 2010 13:41:00

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck says his weekend revival-style rally at the Lincoln Memorial was meant to reclaim the U.S. civil rights movement "from politics," arguing that the movement was about "people of faith."

Beck, Sharpton hold competing ralliesupdated: Sun Aug 29 2010 13:41:00

CNN's Don Lemon speaks with Rev. Al Sharpton about the competing rallies between himself and Glenn Beck.

Wolf Blitzer's Washingtonupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 07:44:00

Wolf Blitzer, CNN's lead political anchor, has lived in the Washington area for 39 years.

Statue rededicated at Vietnam Veterans Memorialupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 14:53:00

A sculpture that makes up part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall was unveiled and rededicated Thursday after six weeks of restoration work.

Why America needs to free itself from oilupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 10:29:00

For two years in a row, I celebrated Independence Day in the oppressive heat of Iraq along with fellow soldiers. A few nonalcoholic beers and some locally grown watermelon were our replacement for hot dogs and potato salad.

Lack of tourists along Gulf for holidayupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 10:29:00

Beaches should be packed with tourists on the Gulf for this holiday weekend, but not this year as Reynolds Wolf reports.

Fourth of July celebrations abound across countryupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 17:11:00

From sea to shining sea, as the song goes, Americans are celebrating Independence Day in a variety of ways Sunday, from the traditional barbecue to a decades-old hot dog eating contest at New York's Coney Island.

'The Science Guy' says: 'Save the Earth'updated: Thu Apr 22 2010 14:35:00

There were several speeches at the first Earth Day -- back in 1970, before the disco era -- on the National Mall. Back then, it was about pollution -- fighting pollution. Now, it's about not just trash and crazy unnatural chemicals, it's about climate change. It's not just that there's more trouble; it's more of a desperate situation.

Cherry blossoms without the crowdsupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 11:09:00

In late March and early April, a canopy of cherry blossoms opens over Washington, D.C., shedding delicate petals across the Tidal Basin. During the mass bloom, about half a million out-of-towners will join locals in raising their gazes to the tops of the trees, a 1912 gift from the city of Tokyo. (Global marketing minds might wonder: Coincidence, or clever strategy on behalf of Japanese camera makers? Snap once for yes, twice for no.)

Immigration rally draws thousands to Washingtonupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 08:53:00

Tens of thousands of people turned out on Washington's National Mall on Sunday to support the Obama administration in its next big battle, a renewed effort to overhaul U.S. immigration laws.

'A lot of digging out to do'updated: Thu Feb 11 2010 18:33:00

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says the state has "a lot of digging out to do" after record snowfall.

Last U.S. veteran of World War I turns 109updated: Mon Feb 01 2010 17:32:00

The last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, former Cpl. Frank Buckles, turned 109 on Monday and is still hoping for a national memorial to his comrades in Washington.

Roe v. Wade anniversary marked by vigils, demonstrationsupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 16:51:00

Abortion rights supporters and opponents hit the streets of the nation's capital Friday to mark the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling establishing a woman's constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.

Last U.S. veteran of World War I testifies for memorialupdated: Sat Dec 05 2009 08:15:00

At 108 years old, Cpl. Frank Buckles said Thursday he hopes he lives to see the day when there's a memorial on the National Mall honoring all Americans who fought in World War I.

Tributes to fallen find a homeupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 06:54:00

Tributes left at the Vietnam Memorial make their way to a special collection. Photojournalist Bethany Swain has the story.

Mementos at the memorialupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 06:54:00

Long before people posted their thoughts and feelings on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, millions of people were doing just that on a different sort of wall.

Germany nabs second Solar Decathlon winupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 17:08:00

A university team from Germany has won the U.S. Energy Department's Solar Decathlon for the second competition in a row, officials declared Friday. In second place was Team Illinois, and third place went to Team California.

Going for gold in the Solar Decathlonupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 02:10:00

For two weeks the National Mall in Washington D.C. has been transformed into a boulevard of homes of the future.

Justices split over desert crossupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 14:11:00

A cross in the middle of nowhere was front and center at the Supreme Court. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.

Justices weigh constitutionality of war memorial crossupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 14:11:00

The Supreme Court offered conflicting concerns Wednesday over a cross, erected as a war memorial, that sits on national parkland in the Mojave Desert and whether it violates the constitutional separation of church and state.

Photos of fallen Vietnam veterans soughtupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 11:39:00

The organizers of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Federal Express are issuing a nationwide "call for photos" to help document the stories of those lost in the war.

Home fireworks safetyupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 19:36:00

Fireworks are a tradition 4th of July week, but don't forget safety first.

Thousands flock to D.C. for Cherry Blossom Paradeupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 11:13:00

Thousands of visitors lined Constitution Avenue in Washington on Saturday morning for the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

Orion space capsule previewed on National Mallupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 09:29:00

It looked as if a spaceship had landed on the National Mall on Monday as NASA showed off a mockup of its new Orion crew module.

NASA space exhibitupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 09:29:00

A mock-up of the Orion crew module is on display at the Washington Mall.

U.S. celebrates as President Obama vows new eraupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 10:09:00

Barack Obama launched his presidency before an estimated 1.5 million people on the National Mall on Tuesday with somber yet confident tones, saying the country will overcome its serious economic and international challenges.

'Double message' to Muslimsupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 10:09:00

CNN's team of analysts say Obama delivered a 'double message' to the Muslim world in his inaguration speech.

Inaugural ticket problemsupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 21:14:00

iReporter Mark Brodsky talks about having a ticket to the inauguration, but not being allowed into the event.

Officials admit big problems with inaugural crowdingupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 21:14:00

The U.S. senator in charge of the Congressional Inaugural Committee has acknowledged there were "significant problems" handling crowds that kept thousands of people with valid tickets from witnessing the inauguration of President Obama.

AM - Inauguration Blogupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 06:59:00

The American Morning team was in DC for the historic inauguration. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the occasion on our AM Inauguration Blog! Photos, text, and video that you can only find here! Don't Miss: A Witness to History by Kiran Chetry

Security tight, movement slow on Inauguration Dayupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 23:27:00

Hundreds of thousands of visitors to the National Mall crowded Metro stations around Washington on Tuesday, slowing movement to a crawl after the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.

Satellite shows mall crowdupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 23:27:00

A Geo-Eye image for CNN shows ant-like people crowding the Mall in Washington. CNN's John King reports.

Inaugural crowds test wireless networksupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 14:17:00

Wireless service was spotty in downtown Washington on Tuesday as hundreds of thousands of people tried to share Barack Obama's historic inauguration through cell-phone calls and text messages to family and friends.

Arrive early, wear comfy shoes on Inauguration Dayupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 10:55:00

So you're in D.C. for the inauguration. Now what?

Inauguration transportationupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 10:55:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve looks at the transportation security plan for the inauguration.

Obama at concert: The dream of our founders will live onupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 23:10:00

Inauguration revelry began Sunday afternoon as thousands of people packed the National Mall in Washington for a free concert featuring big stars.

'Extraordinary personal moment'updated: Sun Jan 18 2009 23:10:00

Barack Obama describes his thoughts on this historic election.

Inaugural conundrum: controlling the crowdsupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 19:08:00

The 1 to 2 million people expected to pour into downtown Washington for inaugural festivities will pose major challenges for the city, for law enforcement, and for the attendees themselves.

Big inauguration comes with a big price tagupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 16:49:00

When President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office next month, the nation's capital will be the site of a massive celebration. But local officials are worried they might get stuck with the check.

One pricey inaugurationupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 16:49:00

Hosting history comes with a price, as CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.

People.com: Beyoncé, Springsteen Among Inauguration Concert Headlinersupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 13:27:00

Garth Brooks, Jamie Foxx and Stevie Wonder will also perform at Sunday's all-star event

CNNMoney: Big inauguration equals big price tagupdated: Sat Dec 20 2008 21:39:00

When President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office next month, the nation's capital will be the site of a massive celebration. But local officials are worried they might get stuck with the check.

Inauguration cell pics warningupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 22:05:00

Sending cell phone pics from Barack Obama's inauguration may not be as easy as you think, says CNN's Jeanne Meserve.

Expect logjam of cell phone calls at Obama inaugurationupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 22:05:00

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are planning to converge on the National Mall on January 20 to witness the historic moment when Barack Obama takes the oath of office.

For the inaugural crashersupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 01:04:00

Brian Chesky, creator of Crash the Inauguration, talks with CNN's Errol Barnett about the guide for ticketless people.

Officials plan for massive inaugural turnoutupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 01:04:00

Federal and local officials are bracing for an expected massive turnout for the January inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, but say predictions of 4 or 5 million visitors to Washington are too high.

Same-sex marriage rallies stretch across nationupdated: Sun Nov 16 2008 06:40:00

More than a week after voters in California, Arizona and Florida passed ballot initiatives outlawing same-sex marriage, thousands of people across the country protested the bans in simultaneous rallies Saturday.

Debating gay marriageupdated: Sun Nov 16 2008 06:40:00

CNN's Don Lemon discusses the hot button topic of same-sex marriage with defenders from earch side of the argument.

My duty is to represent WWI comrades, last doughboy saysupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 13:49:00

Frank Buckles considered it his duty to represent his fellow soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day.

Last U.S. WWI vetupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 13:49:00

Frank Buckles, 107, says it is his duty as the last living U.S. WWI vet to honor the soldiers at Arlington Cemetery.

The hottest ticket in townupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 18:41:00

Inauguration tickets are free, but some people will still be paying top dollar. CNN's Brianna Keilar explains.

Summer fun in the nation's capitalupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 11:49:00

From free concerts to fresh blue crabs, summertime in the Washington area can be a lot of fun.

National Mall showing wearupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 14:42:00

National Mall or national disgrace? CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports on the state of America's most famous front yard.

National Mall in monumental disrepair, activists sayupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 14:42:00

About half a million people are expected Friday on the National Mall in Washington for the nation's birthday celebration, but they may be shocked at what they see.

Time.com: Abortion Protesters March on DCupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 09:00:00

Thousands of abortion opponents marched from the National Mall to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in their annual remembrance of the court's Roe v. Wade decision

Military vets, activists protest 'don't ask, don't tell' updated: Fri Nov 30 2007 15:40:00

Military veterans and leaders of activist groups marked the fourteenth anniversary of the signing of the military's "don't ask don't tell" policy by demanding it be repealed.

Stranded airline passengers push for federal legislationupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 20:50:00

Passengers are at the mercy of the jetliner pilot when the plane is stuck on the tarmac, and activists say Congress should pass a mandatory "Bill of Rights" to limit waiting in such situations to three hours.

People.com: Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Losing Weightupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 22:12:00

"Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin will be joining Usher, Stevie Wonder, Ludacris, Garth Brooks, Robin Thicke and other all-stars for Sept. 18's Dream Concert at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall.

MLK's message remembered at memorial groundbreakingupdated: Mon Nov 13 2006 09:06:00

Presidents, civil rights icons, celebrities and ordinary citizens gathered Monday on the National Mall, where construction is getting under way for a monument honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Bush: WWII Memorial a 'fitting tribute'updated: Sat May 29 2004 20:27:00

In dedicating the World War II Memorial, President Bush addressed more than 140,000 people who had gathered on Washington's National Mall.

WWII veterans honored at memorial dedicationupdated: Sat May 29 2004 08:21:00

Thousands of people gathered on Washington's National Mall on Saturday to pay tribute to the millions of Americans who served during World War II in the military and on the home front.

Sources: Major terror attack possible this summerupdated: Tue May 25 2004 19:55:00

Several U.S. officials said Tuesday that intelligence indicates there is increasing concern about the possibility of a major terrorist attack on U.S. soil, perhaps as early as this summer.

Security at record high for WWII Memorial ceremonyupdated: Tue May 25 2004 19:46:00

Security will be at unprecedented levels for a National Mall event Saturday during the dedication of the National World War II Memorial, officials say.

Nerves rattled by military jets over Capitolupdated: Tue Apr 06 2004 18:20:00

The sight of military jets flying low over the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall rattled some nerves Tuesday.

Report: National Mall security lax on 9/11 anniversaryupdated: Tue Jan 13 2004 08:31:00

On the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, investigators found "persistent and severe" security deficiencies throughout the National Mall, a report concludes.

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