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There may be fewer people on the Mall for the president's second inauguration, but this year's crowd may be better able to make calls from their cellphones.
Extra cellphone towers are being installed on the National Mall to handle the heavy use expected from smartphones during the presidential inauguration.
New research has found that the red sandstone for one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall, the Smithsonian Castle, was quarried by slaves.
Here is a list of the area's ice skating options plus hours and skate rental prices.
Plans to build a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be delayed into next year as the World War II general's family continues to object to a design by architect Frank Gehry.
Before the affair came to light, Paula Broadwell revealed snippets of her and Gen. David Petraeus' relationship in interviews.
Because Daylight Saving Time is over and it's getting dark sooner, a local leader took time Monday night to inspect the streetlights that help deter crime on the National Mall.
Public Broadcasting Station supporters rallied along side Sesame Street characters outside the nation's Capitol Saturday show their loyalty to the educational network.
The National Park Service says its low-lying monuments and memorials along the National Mall came through superstorm Sandy largely unscathed, and flooding along the Potomac River is not expected to reach the Mall.
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