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Archaeologists discovered the remains of four men who were leaders of America's first English settlement. (Credit: JamestownRediscovery/YouTube)

Remains of 4 Early Colonial Leaders Discovered at Jamestown

Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America’s first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.

07/28/2015

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Public Divided Over Smithsonian Display of Bill Cosby’s Art

As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection, the public has begun weighing in and appears to be sharply divided over the display, based on dozens of emails and comments left at the museum.

07/23/2015

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National Zoo’s 12-Year-Old Cheetah Shombay Has Died

The National Zoo announced Tuesday its 12-year-old male cheetah named Shombay died on Saturday.

07/21/2015

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Smithsonian to Post Sign Outside Bill Cosby’s Art Collection

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art says it will post a sign telling visitors that an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection is about the artists, not a tribute to the comedian.

07/14/2015

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Bill Cosby’s Art Collection to Remain on View at Smithsonian

While many companies and universities have distanced themselves from Bill Cosby as sexual misconduct allegations mounted, Smithsonian officials have concluded an exhibit showcasing his art collection should continue.

07/12/2015

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Smithsonian Stands Behind Exhibit Based on Cosby Collection

The Smithsonian Institution is standing behind a museum exhibition that relies in part on the art collection of Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille Cosby.

07/07/2015

Visitors help LEGO master builders place LEGO bricks in an attempt to construct the world's largest American flag out of LEGOs during the grand opening of the Innovation Wing at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, July 1, 2015.       AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Huge American Flag Made of Legos on Display at Smithsonian

Thousands of visitors at the Smithsonian have helped build the largest American flag made out of Lego bricks in time for the Fourth of July.

07/04/2015

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Family Guide To National Zoological Park

Kids and adults love and are constantly amazed at the exhibits on hand at the The National Zoo. From large and small mammals to reptiles, to migratory birds, there are so many different animals to see that the family will have a tough time deciding what to see first.

06/19/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01:  Construction continues on the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall October 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the 350,000-square-foot musuem will have a total of 10 stories, five above ground and five below. It is currently on track to be completed in November 2015.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Museum to Display Artifacts From Slave Ship

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will display objects from a slave ship that sank off the coast of Cape Town in 1794.

05/31/2015

Cranes lower two artifacts at the construction site of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Photo by George Mesthos/NewsRadio 99.1 WNEW)

Smithsonian’s Black History Museum Showcases its Collection

While its new building is still under construction, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is offering a look at its growing collection.

05/08/2015

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