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Visitors Flock To DC Sites Again After Shutdown

Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.


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‘Bionic Man,’ Who Walks & Breathes with Artificial Parts, On Display in D.C.

The government re-opened just in time for the Bionic Man to come to D.C.


Tourists gather at the Martin Luther King Memorial one day after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama signed the bill into law, that will fund the government until January 15, 2014 and allow the government to pay bills until February 7, 2014.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Panda Cam Returns as D.C. Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Monuments and museums in Washington are reopening Thursday after President Obama signed a bill late Wednesday to end the government shutdown and push back the debt ceiling.


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Shutdown Diverts Butterflies from Smithsonian

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is getting some unexpected visitors because of the ongoing impasse in Congress.


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Miss Piggy Joins Kermit in Smithsonian Collection

Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too.


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Smithsonian Displays da Vinci’s Study of Flight

Leonardo da Vinci’s early notes and sketches of human flight some 400 years before the airplane’s invention are making a rare visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.


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Da Vinci’s Early Sketches of Flight to Visit Smithsonian

Leonardo da Vinci’s early sketches of human flight some 400 years before the airplane’s invention will make a rare visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.


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Lawmakers Restart Push for Latino Museum in D.C.

Lawmakers are introducing new legislation in Congress to create a national Latino American history museum.


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New Smithsonian Exhibit Highlights Space Suit Technology

“Suited for Space,” opening Friday at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, highlights the creativity behind the suits that allowed humans to explore the moon and aspire to fly farther from Earth.


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Smithsonian Parking Manager Gets 3+ Years for $1.3M in Thefts

A former parking lot manager at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum annex in Virginia has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in stealing more than $1.3 million in parking fees.