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Eisenhower Memorial unchanged, despite objections
Architect Frank Gehry is maintaining key elements of his design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall in a revised concept presented Thursday, despite criticism from a federal arts panel and outside groups.
Roadside survey of impaired driving causes outcry
Orange cones and flashing police lights confronted Ricardo Nieves as he rounded a bend on the way to his mother’s house.
’Mockingbird’ author settles museum lawsuit
“To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has settled the federal lawsuit she filed against a museum in her south Alabama hometown over its sale of souvenirs featuring her name and the title of her book, court documents show.
Nebraska law that allowed Keystone XL struck down
A Nebraska judge on Wednesday struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL oil pipeline to proceed through the state, a victory for opponents who have tried to block the project.
Tough winter creates menace: ice from high-rises
City dwellers facing one of the most brutal winters on record have been dealing with something far more dangerous than snow falling from the sky: ice tumbling from skyscrapers.
Obama, fellow Dems are at odds on big trade bills
President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with Europe and Asia on a “fast track” to congressional passage.
Europe at origin of chronic US execution dilemma
There’s one big reason the United States has a dearth of execution drugs so acute that some states are considering solutions such as firing squads and gas chambers: Europe won’t allow the drugs to be exported because of its fierce hostility to capital punishment.
Obama: US must rethink water as climate changes
Warning that weather-related disasters will only get worse, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. must rethink the way it uses water as he announced new federal aid to help drought-stricken California.
Inquiry says Incognito, 2 others harassed Martin
Two Miami Dolphins offensive linemen joined Richie Incognito in bullying Jonathan Martin, and at least one other player and an assistant trainer were also targets of the vicious taunts and racist insults, according to a report ordered by the NFL.
Judge: Virginia same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
Virginia has become the first state in the South to have its same-sex marriage ban overturned, with a late-night federal court ruling that declared the voter-approved amendment unconstitutional.
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