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  • Local Legends: The Lincoln conspirator

    This Chinatown restaurant and karaoke bar can be a great place to spend a night out in the District. But be on the lookout for the ghost of one of the accused conspirators in Lincoln’s assassination.

  • 150 years later, why did Booth shoot Lincoln?

    WASHINGTON — He was known as the “handsomest man in America” and a talented actor renowned for his physicality on stage, especially his leaps and his sword handling. He was admired by theatergoers, including President Abraham Lincoln, whom he shot at Ford’s Theatre…

  • Booth bobbleheads do booming business

    Even as bobbleheads of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth are pulled from gift shops, the sculptor of the statuette says business is booming