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Your City Guide to Washington, D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

President Abraham Lincoln visiting soldiers encamped at the Civil War battlefield of Antietam in Maryland. (credit: Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Historians Confirm Abraham Lincoln’s Handwriting Found Inside Book That Justifies Racism

For years, librarians at a small central Illinois library gossiped that a tattered book lying on one of its shelves justifying racism may have been in the hands of none other than Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator.

08/06/2014

Library of Congress. (Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Library of Congress Displays Gettysburg Address

One of five known manuscripts of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is going on display at the Library of Congress.

03/22/2013

An American flag sits in a stone wall near Devil's Den at the Gettysburg battle field July 3, 2005 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is the site of the largest battle ever waged during the American Civil War.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Library of Congress to Display Gettysburg Address

The Library of Congress plans to display a copy of the Gettysburg Address over a six-week period starting later this month.

03/09/2013

File photo of a statue of Mary Todd Lincoln and President Abraham Lincoln. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Mary Todd Lincoln Letter Selling For $15,000

A dealer of rare historic documents is selling a letter that provides a glimpse of the everyday life of President Abraham Lincoln’s family at the White House.

02/22/2013

President Barack Obama was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, while using a bible that was once used by Martin Luther King Jr. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Obama: Privilege To Use King’s Bible In Inaugural

President Barack Obama says it was a privilege to take the oath of office using a Bible that had been owned by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/21/2013

Maryland A House Divided

Preview Of Maryland: A House Divided

View the Maryland: A House Divided exhibit; a collection showcasing the situation Maryland was in at the beginning of the war.

12/03/2012

File photo of Steven Spielberg at a gala screening of "Lincoln" (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Lincoln’ Director Spielberg Speaks In Gettysburg

With his new film about the 16th president in theaters, two-time Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg was to make the keynote address during ceremonies that celebrate the 149th anniversary of “The Gettysburg Address.”

11/19/2012

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Spielberg’s Movie About Abraham Lincoln Pumped $64M Into Va. Economy

The Virginia Film Office says the makers of Steven Spielberg’s movie about Abraham Lincoln spent more than $32 million in the state.

06/01/2012

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Roads Closures For Emancipation Day Parade In D.C.

Several roads in northwest Washington will be closing for a parade and fireworks display in celebration of Emancipation Day. Roads to re-open near the start of rush hour.

04/16/2012

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