The Civil War started with the First Battle of Manassas. Next week, the town commemorates the 150th anniversary of the battle, and this could bring a lot more attention to city than it has received in generations.
An attempted theft at the Maryland Historical Society has touched off a national investigation. Federal officials are now checking to see if the suspects have taken documents from other museums and archives.
The Washington Blade has been documenting the gay community in the D.C. area for 42 years. It's one of the nation's oldest gay newspapers, and now it's trying to preserve thousands of historic photographs.
Residents in the city of Manassas in Northern Virginia say last weekend's July Fourth holiday had a special buzz to it, mainly because of the city's coming commemoration of the start of the Civil War later this month.
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