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American Indian museum tackles racism in U.S. sports

The Washington Redskins' team name has been the subject of legal battles, political debate and now will be part of a scholarly discussion at the Smithsonian about the use of Native American mascots and nicknames in American sports.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 05:42am EST

Tags: Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian, andrew mollenbeck, Redskins, Washington Redskins

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Gabby Douglas donates Olympic items to Smithsonian

Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is donating personal items to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 04:42pm EST

Tags: Gabrielle Douglas, Smithsonian

Smithsonian curators scout for Obama artifacts

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 12:12pm EST

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Former parking attendant sentenced for theft

A former museum parking lot attendant who stole nearly half a million dollars in parking fees has been sentenced to a year and 8 months in federal prison.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 03:06pm EST

Tags: Smithsonian, Udvar-Hazy Center

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Obama appoints Republican to Smithsonian board

Barbara Barrett, the chief executive of a Montana resort who served as U.S. ambassador to Finland under President George W. Bush, has been appointed to the Smithsonian Board of Regents.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 04:14pm EST

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Smithsonian to unveil largest aquamarine gem

The world's largest cut aquamarine gem will soon go on display in its new home at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 12:17pm EST

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Smithsonian works with USC to convert art records

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is partnering with researchers from the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute to make digital art records more easily searchable with the latest technology.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 03:50am EST

Tags: Smithsonian, usc

WTOP takes you behind the scenes at ZooLights

Planning the annual ZooLights holiday show is a coordinated effort designed to thrill visitors while also catering to the special needs of each animal species. Find out which creatures are intentionally kept in the dark and what the five must-see stops along the tour are.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 05:53am EST

Tags: zoo lights, MEgan CLoherty, National Zoo, pandas, Smithsonian

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