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A Fox Is Living on the White House Grounds and No One Can Catch It Because of the Shutdown

Really.<p>Illustrators of children's books, here is your next story:<p><i>The U.S. government has shut down and the woodland creatures of Washington, D.C., use the decline in human presence to take over the grounds of the White House.</i><p><i>Squirrels frolic in the first lady's vegetable garden, feasting on</i> …

Visiting Abe and crew

Someone Threw Paint on the Lincoln Memorial

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, was closed on Friday morning after it was discovered that …

The group at the MLK memorial.

Does George Washington’s ghost haunt Mt. Vernon?

The historic Mt. Vernon estate website today features “Great George’s Ghost” and stories people have told about seeing the Founding Father since his death.<p>(Image: AP)<p>One of those people was Josiah Quincy III, a “prominent Massachusetts politician” who visited Washington’s nephew at Mt. Vernon in …

Visiting the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC

The Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC are world class attractions with a variety of exhibits ranging from a 3.5 billion-year-old fossil to the …

Smithsonian Magazine's Annual Photo Contest

The editors of Smithsonian magazine have just announced the 50 finalists in their 9th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of the final contenders below, including some amazing images from each of the competition's five categories: Americana, The Natural World, People, …

The Best Way to Visit the Smithsonian in D.C.

One of Washington, D.C.'s crown jewels for visitors and residents alike is the Smithsonian Institution. From Dorothy's ruby slippers to the Wright brothers' airplane to Earth's prehistoric dinosaurs, there is literally something to pique everyone's interest. And, since it's free, it can be one of …

WSJ Live | Hulu

WSJ Live is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try Live TV for …

The pentagon memorial was breathtaking. We will never forget. 9/11

Even at D.C.'s Newseum, Ron Burgundy Stays Classy

Legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy will be on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., starting on Thursday.<p>"Anchorman: The Exhibit," which runs …

Washington Monument to reopen in May

The remaining scaffolding around the Washington Monument will begin to come down this week.<p>The monument will officially reopen on May 12, the National Park Service announced Tuesday. One of Washington's most popular sites, the monument was closed on August 23, 2011, after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake …

Picture Archive: Washington Monument, 1940s

On its 125th anniversary, the Washington Monument is shuttered to the public.<p><b>On October 9, 1888, the Washington Monument opened to the public. Today—on its 125th anniversary—no one can visit it. That's because the federal monument is located in a national park, and the U.S. government has been</b> …

Spirit of Washington - Cruise Review - Washington, DC

<b>The Bottom Line</b><p>Spirit Cruises offers lunch and dinner cruises that feature dining, dancing and live entertainment, while cruising past the beautiful …

Thank the Women for the Cherry Trees

If you venture across the National Mall, you will find precious few memorials to women. At one end, Abraham Lincoln's stoic face scans the two-mile-long lawn. In the middle is the monument to George Washington. There are grand marble testaments to Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King, and the …

Just Like Romeo and Juliet: Star-Crossed Lovers Through The Years

A look back at how the greatest love story of all time has been depicted from cinema to pop music<p>Love, and heart-wrenching tragedy, are in the air: Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad take the Broadway stage in the latest reprisal of Shakespeare's <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> this fall, and early next year, Hailee …

In Defense of Romeo and Juliet: It's Not Childish, It's *About* Childishness

Criticism that the classic doomed love story glorifies immaturity misses the point: Shakespeare was riffing on how people use the young/old binary to manipulate others.<p>Wikimedia / Frank Dicksee<p>I haven't read <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> since I was in high school 25 years ago. High school is, of course, a time …

Romeo and Juliet: everything you need to know - infographic

12 October 2013<p>Published: 12 Oct 2013<p>With four Mercury nominations between them, some of the best UK music of recent years and now a collaboration, we speak to two artists who aren't afraid to explore<p>Published: 12 Oct 2013<p>Modern Toss<p>Practise that swing: it's the World Conker Championships on …

Zookal will deliver textbooks using drones in Australia next year

Australian textbook rental startup Zookal will begin utilizing drones to make its deliveries in Australia next year, with ambitions of bringing the unique, unmanned delivery method to US customers by 2015. The company says this marks the first commercial use of fully automated drones worldwide. It …

3 Tech Startups That Are Reinventing K-12 Education

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back-to-school means books, backpacks, and these days, mobile devices.<p>From social networks to smartphones, schools are opening up to the technologies they once banned, embracing them as valuable tools for both students and teachers. This …

Startups

How Many Photos Will The iPhone 5s Handset's Burst Mode Take?

Apple's iPhone 5s launches with support for "burst mode," a feature that allows users of the smartphone to shoot continuous images at a rate of 10 …

An Insider's Guide to Washington DC

Make the most of your family trip to Washington, DC with our helpful vacation planning guide<p>Do this first<p>Want to see democracy in action? Tours are free, but you need reservations.<p><b>Capitol:</b> Request up to three months before your visit at visitthecapitol.gov or through your senator or representative. …