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Black history in focus with 2 new exhibits in DC

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Black history in focus with 2 new exhibits in DC

Posted on 01 July 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) – More than 150 years of African-American history from slavery to civil rights and contemporary suburban life are in focus in two new exhibitions opening in America’s capital. The National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art opened exhibits Friday, in part to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on […] Continue Reading

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Clark Construction makes its mark across DC region

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Clark Construction makes its mark across DC region

Posted on 04 June 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) – From Nationals Park to the Washington Convention Center to FedEx Field, Clark Construction has built some of the most prominent structures in and around the nation’s capital. One of its current projects is the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.   And last month, the privately held Bethesda-based […] Continue Reading

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Visitors to DC increase by about 1 million in 2012

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Visitors to DC increase by about 1 million in 2012

Posted on 09 May 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington saw an increase of about 1 million visitors last year, one of its largest in a decade, counting a record 18.9 million tourists at the nation’s capital in 2012, officials announced recently. Statistics released by the tourism bureau Destination D.C. show a 5.5 percent increase in total visitors compared with 2011. […] Continue Reading

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New plaza in DC to honor origin of cherry blossoms

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New plaza in DC to honor origin of cherry blossoms

Posted on 08 April 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) – A 360-year-old Japanese stone lantern that is lit each year at the National Cherry Blossom Festival to commemorate the relationship between the United States and Japan will soon have a more prominent place on the National Mall. A nonprofit group working to improve the mall is holding a ceremonial groundbreaking Sunday […] Continue Reading

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Washington, DC Cherry Blossoms

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Washington, DC Cherry Blossoms

Posted on 19 March 2013

                     Festival: March 20 – April 14, 2013 This year (2013) marks the 101st year anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. In 1912, Japan gave 3,020 cherry blossom trees to the United States as a gift to celebrate the two nations growing […] Continue Reading

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Lots To See And Do For Lincoln Fans In Washington

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Lots To See And Do For Lincoln Fans In Washington

Posted on 01 February 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – Whether you’re interested in Lincoln the president or “Lincoln” the movie, Washington is a downright thrilling destination. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and one of the country’s most admired, rising from humble roots in a frontier cabin to become a self-educated lawyer and brilliant politician. As president, […] Continue Reading

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