National Mall

Bikers gather near the Pentagon before the "Ride for Freedom." (credit: Steve Dorsey/NewsRadio 99.1)

Annual Rolling Thunder ‘Ride for Freedom’ Honors Veterans

The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation’s capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom.”


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New D.C. Music Festival to Benefit National Mall Restoration

A group working to raise money to improve the National Mall plans to launch a new music festival this year in Washington to help raise funds for the restoration effort.


Singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs onstage during Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day on National Mall to end extreme poverty and solve climate change on April 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Richard Chapin Downs Jr./Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Gwen Stefani, Usher Perform for Thousands at Earth Day Rally

A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty.


The distinctive, Victorian-style towers of the Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Aims to Reopen Shuttered Site for Special Events

Smithsonian officials are quietly working to reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall that’s been shuttered for a decade.


A woman holds a sign advocating more attention for climate change at the Climate Rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The free concert and rally was organized by the Earth Day Network to encourage Congress to enact strong comprehensive climate legislation. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

D.C. Earth Day Rally to Feature Performances by Usher, Common

Usher, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, Common and Train are scheduled to headline an Earth Day rally and concert on the National Mall, hosted by and Soledad O’Brien.


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Police Seek Help in Identifying Body Found Near Tidal Basin

District of Columbia police say a man’s body was recovered from the water near the Tidal Basin this weekend.


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Cherry Blossoms Hit Peak Bloom for Parade, Festival

Washington’s famous cherry blossoms have hit peak bloom for this weekend’s National Cherry Blossom Festival.


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NPS Seeking Trained Dogs To Rid National Mall of Geese, Goose Droppings

If the National Park Service has its way, it’ll be sending trained border collies on a wild goose chase on the National Mall.


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Park Service Wants Dogs to Chase Geese off National Mall

The National Park Service wants to begin using border collies to chase away Canada geese that frequent the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool and other spots on the National Mall.


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Smithsonian to Develop Rules on ‘Selfie Sticks’ for Photos

Millions of visitors to museums on the National Mall may soon have to leave their selfie sticks at home.