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Cherry blossom visitors urged to avoid driving

Throughout the National Cherry Blossom Festival visitors are urged to avoid driving because of a lack of public parking, street closures, congestion and the risk of those ubiquitous pink parking tickets.

Saturday - 03/29/2014, 05:28am EDT

Tags: Cherry Blossom Festival, parking, AAA Mid-Atlantic, DDOT, Kristi King

Huge artifacts delivered for museum under construction

The National Museum of African American History and Culture received its first artifacts on Sunday morning. They are so large the museum will need to be built around them.

Sunday - 11/17/2013, 12:37pm EST

Tags: National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian, segregation, Jamie Forzato

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Memorial grounds lawnmower man rewarded for good deed

The man who was photographed caring for the memorial grounds during the government shutdown is being rewarded for his good deeds.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 04:30pm EST

Tags: Chris Cox, lawnmower, shutdown, chain saw, Megan Cloherty

Man who mowed mall during shutdown gets chainsaw

Chris Cox, the South Carolina man, who cut the grass along the National Mall during the shutdown, is being thanked for his hard work with a chainsaw.

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 07:28am EST

Tags: shutdown, andrew mollenbeck

Family: Man who set self on fire was mentally ill

The death of a New Jersey man who set himself on fire on the National Mall was the result of his long fight with mental illness, not a political statement, his family said.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 12:09pm EDT

Tags: fire

Man takes mower to National Mall during shutdown

One man has taken it upon himself to mow and clean up the grounds around the Lincoln Memorial during the government shutdown.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 11:06pm EDT

Tags: shutdown,

Man sets himself on fire on the National Mall

The Metropolitan Police Department has identified the man who died after setting himself on fire on the National Mall.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 05:25am EDT

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D.C. to pick up fed's slack, will collect mall trash

In an effort to keep the national parks clean, D.C. public works staff will collect the trash at publicly accessible National Park sites for the duration of the shutdown.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 03:23pm EDT

Tags: Vincent Gray, National Park Service

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