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  • Bill Clinton sought GOP support for health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build public support for his struggling — and...

  • Clinton White House documents to be released

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration. The records will cover a wide range of topics, including former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's role in health care reform, the...

  • DC to celebrate Emancipation Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital. D.C. Emancipation Day commemorates the date in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln freed all slaves in the city. Lincoln signed the Emancipation...

  • T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Paleontologists and curators unveiled parts of a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton...

  • Uncertain future troubles Eisenhower Memorial Commission and its insular staff

    A federal planning group has delivered what could be a fatal blow to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission's controversial design for honoring the former president and World War II hero. Nine full-time, taxpayer-funded employees and a board of aging political leaders have spent the...

  • Norway restores, donates 1927 silent film to China

    BEIJING (AP) — Norway donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive on Tuesday, despite a prolonged diplomatic chill between the countries over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Two representatives of the National Library of Norway presented the film to the...

  • Va. honors 2 schools for black students

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two former Rosenwald schools in Virginia are being recognized for their education of young black students. Two historic highway markers have been approved for the schools, one in Southside Virginia, the other in Orange County. St. Paul' s Chapel School in Brunswick...

  • Israel irked by diplomat's tacit Nazi remark

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday denounced a U.N. agency head for tacitly comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany and has demanded her suspension. Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor castigated Rima Khalaf, the head of the Arab-oriented Economic and Social Commission for...

  • Auction of Hitler box, other Nazi items nixed

    PARIS (AP) — A Paris auction house has dropped plans to sell a swastika-covered box that once belonged to Adolf Hitler and dozens of other Nazi-owned objects that were collected as war spoils from World War II, blaming "political pressure." The Vermot de Pas house on Monday canceled the April...

  • Fire destroys historic Shenandoah Alms House

    MAURERTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed the historic Alms House at the Shenandoah County Farm. Media outlets report that the fire occurred Sunday morning at the 18th-century structure in Maurertown. Shenandoah County spokesman John Collins says two people...

  • Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling. Lawyers announced a confidential settlement Friday between Belafonte and the estate letting Belafonte retain possession of the...

  • Berlin Wall panels at U.Va. focus of installation

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The wraps are coming off an unusual art installation at the University of Virginia. Called "Kings of Freedom," the graffiti artwork is on panels of the Berlin Wall. The artwork will make its debut Friday. Portions of the wall were installed on the grounds last...

  • Civil War Trust reaches $40m goal in a hurry

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Civil War Trust has reached a $40 million fund-raising goal with more than a year to spare. Now the nonprofit battlefield preservation organization is looking to raise an additional $10 million. The trust says the drive is the largest fundraising project undertaken by...

  • Va's Civil War HistoryMobile making Richmond stop

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Civil War history lesson on wheels is making a stop in Richmond to mark Civil War & Emancipation Day. Officials say the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile will be in Richmond on Saturday at the Lumpkin's Jail site near 14th and Main streets. Admission is free. The...

  • Additions to Va. landmarks register announced

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The ever-expanding Virginia Landmarks Register has some additions, including a 142-acre farmstead in Rockingham County and a grand hotel in Virginia Beach. The additions are among 11 added to the register by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Each will be...



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