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VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

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VIDEO: Presidential Beards

White House
Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm

In the latest installment of "Catching up with the Curator", White House curator Bill Allman discusses the history of beards at the White House. Learn more at http://WhiteHouse.gov/beards

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Air Force plan to get rid of A-10s runs into opposition

Christian Davenport, The Washington Post
Apr 11 2014 - 2:46pm

WASHINGTON -- It's often called the military's ugliest aircraft, a snub-nosed tank of an airplane that's nicknamed "Warthog" for its appearance and ferocity. The A-10 Thunderbolt has been the Air Force's equivalent of an in-the-trenches grunt for almost 40 years: heavily armed and armored, designed to fly low and take out the enemy at close range.

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Obama considering ways to slow deportations

David Nakamura, Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post
Apr 11 2014 - 7:47am

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is likely to take steps in coming weeks to ease the pace of deportations for some illegal immigrants while also considering much broader changes if GOP lawmakers continue to block immigration reforms, according to several House Democrats and aides, who met with the new homeland security secretary this week.

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Study: Utah 28th in local tax burden to residents

Contributed
Apr 2 2014 - 1:36pm

WASHINGTON -- Utah residents shoulder the 28th highest state-local tax burden in the country, according to the Annual State-Local Tax Burdens report released today by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Using the most up-to-date data available, the report shows that taxpayers in Utah paid 9.4% of their collective incomes in state and local taxes in...

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House approves Bishop's bill to limit president on public monuments

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 6:22pm

A bill limiting a U.S. president's ability to designate new national monuments passed the House on Wednesday.Congressman Rob Bishop, sponsor of the bill, called the vote "a win for the American people." Opponents see it as completely unnecessary, asking "Why fix what is not broken?"

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Supreme Court set to hear religious objections to health-care law

Robert Barnes, The Washington Post
Mar 24 2014 - 10:01am

WASHINGTON -- There's something that makes the current Supreme Court different from some of its recent predecessors.The justices got religion.

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Zions Bancorp falls short on Fed ‘stress tests’

Marcy Gordon, Alex Veiga
Mar 22 2014 - 11:03am

WASHINGTON -- More than five years after the financial crisis struck, the biggest U.S. banks are better able to withstand a severe recession than at any time since the meltdown, the Federal Reserve has determined.

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Defense contracts plummet in February

Bloomberg News, Jonathan D. Salant
Mar 19 2014 - 4:10pm

WASHINGTON -- Pentagon contracts dropped 48 percent in February, extending a slump that has awards near the lowest level in almost two years.The Defense Department announced contracts with a maximum value of $12 billion last month, compared with $23.1 billion a year earlier, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. They fell to $8.44 billion in...

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With polls showing record unpopularity, Congress suddenly looks for bipartisan deals

Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post
Mar 17 2014 - 3:19pm

WASHINGTON -- In an era when many Americans dismiss the House and Senate as entities incapable of action or accomplishment, Congress actually did something this week to rebut its do-nothing image.

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VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 10:13pm


VIDEO: Presidential Beards

White House
Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm

In the latest installment of "Catching up with the Curator", White House curator Bill Allman discusses the history of beards at the White House. Learn more at http://WhiteHouse.gov/beards

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm


VIDEO: Late season snowstorm shuts down D.C.

The Associated Press
Mar 3 2014 - 6:36pm

WASHINGTON  -- On the latest snow day in a winter full of them, residents of parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast were coping with several inches of snow on top of a layer of slush.With accumulations of 4-to-6 inches in Washington, Monday's storm would have been the largest in the nation's capital in all of last year. But in the...

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VIDEO: Romney enjoying moment in sun as Christie implodes

Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:33am

WASHINGTON -- Fortunes change quickly in politics. Three months ago, Chris Christie was on the Republican mountaintop, and Mitt Romney was in the valley. Today, Christie's once-bright future is clouded by scandal, and, wonder of wonders, Romney is enjoying a moment in the sun.

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VIDEO: Bonuses return for IRS workers despite Hatch objections

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:10am

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has reinstated its employee bonuses for fiscal 2013, avoiding litigation with a labor union but drawing criticism from at least one prominent Utah Republican lawmaker.

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VIDEO: Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

Julie Pace, The Associated Press
Jan 17 2014 - 11:46am

WASHINGTON  -- Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's...

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VIDEO: Marriage group blasts Holder's decision on same-sex unions

Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post
Jan 11 2014 - 9:37am

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. intervened in the legal battle over gay marriage in Utah on Friday and announced that same-sex marriages that took place in Utah are considered legal under federal law even though state officials will not recognize those unions.

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GALLERY: Washington D.C. Vacation

A fighter plane in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

Jesus Lopez Jr.
Oct 27 2013 - 4:30pm

Landmarks in and around Washington D.C.

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VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 10:13pm


VIDEO: Presidential Beards

White House
Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm

In the latest installment of "Catching up with the Curator", White House curator Bill Allman discusses the history of beards at the White House. Learn more at http://WhiteHouse.gov/beards

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm


VIDEO: Late season snowstorm shuts down D.C.

The Associated Press
Mar 3 2014 - 6:36pm

WASHINGTON  -- On the latest snow day in a winter full of them, residents of parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast were coping with several inches of snow on top of a layer of slush.With accumulations of 4-to-6 inches in Washington, Monday's storm would have been the largest in the nation's capital in all of last year. But in the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 3 2014 - 7:37pm


VIDEO: Romney enjoying moment in sun as Christie implodes

Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:33am

WASHINGTON -- Fortunes change quickly in politics. Three months ago, Chris Christie was on the Republican mountaintop, and Mitt Romney was in the valley. Today, Christie's once-bright future is clouded by scandal, and, wonder of wonders, Romney is enjoying a moment in the sun.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 6 2014 - 10:45am


VIDEO: Bonuses return for IRS workers despite Hatch objections

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:10am

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has reinstated its employee bonuses for fiscal 2013, avoiding litigation with a labor union but drawing criticism from at least one prominent Utah Republican lawmaker.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 6 2014 - 2:24pm


VIDEO: Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

Julie Pace, The Associated Press
Jan 17 2014 - 11:46am

WASHINGTON  -- Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 17 2014 - 11:56am


VIDEO: Marriage group blasts Holder's decision on same-sex unions

Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post
Jan 11 2014 - 9:37am

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. intervened in the legal battle over gay marriage in Utah on Friday and announced that same-sex marriages that took place in Utah are considered legal under federal law even though state officials will not recognize those unions.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 11 2014 - 9:38am


GALLERY: Washington D.C. Vacation

A fighter plane in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

Jesus Lopez Jr.
Oct 27 2013 - 4:30pm

Landmarks in and around Washington D.C.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 27 2013 - 4:30pm


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