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WASHINGTON (AP) The Smithsonian Institution would see a $100 million increase in President Barack Obama's budget plan to build a new black history museum on the National Mall. It would make small cuts elsewhere at the museum complex. The National Zoo would have to close its Kids Farm.

WASHINGTON (AP) The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities are each facing a 13 percent reduction in President Barack Obama's budget proposal. Arts advocates say the arts spending spur job growth and innovation.

WASHINGTON (AP) Flower lovers in Washington can breathe a sigh of relief. An anonymous donor is giving $1 million to save a 65-year-old azalea collection at the National Arboretum. The gift is a reprieve for the cash-strapped arboretum, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

WASHINGTON (AP) Albert Haynesworth's agent says there's no truth to a complaint that the Washington Redskins defensive lineman inappropriately touched a waitress. WRC-TV reported that according to a police report, the waitress said Haynesworth touched her breast while paying his bill early Sunday at a downtown Washington hotel. The agent says Haynesworth is considering his own legal action.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

This post was updated at 5:40 p.m.

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