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Congress Urged To Approve Jewish Chaplains Memorial

As Jewish Americans across the country observe Passover, dozens of Jewish-American organizations are urging Congress to correct an oversight at the nation's most hallowed ground: Arlington National Cemetery.

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Author Reveals White House's Black History

Washington, D.C. is home to the most famous house in America: the White House. But for many African-Americans, this legendary building represents a rarely discussed history of exclusion and inequality.

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Virginia Welcomes Ballplayer Pete Hill To His Proper Home

History is riddled with mistakes. One of those mistakes concerns the birthplace of a little-known player in the Baseball Hall of Fame. A new historical marker in rural north central Virginia sets the record straight.

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King Assassination Marked With Workers' Rally In D.C.

Monday marks the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Local union members and representatives of the NAACP used the occasion to rally support for workers around the region.

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Virginia Honors Women With A Monument

It won't be long before Virginia women are officially recognized on the grounds of the State Capitol for their contributions to the Commonwealth and the nation.

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Local Playwright Digs Up Morbid History With Humor

A new play by a local playwright shines the spotlight on a notorious figure from D.C.'s past: a 19th-century grave-robber who stole headlines, and for one unforgettable night, stole the show.

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Middle Schoolers To Play Lead Role In Manassas Anniversary

In Virginia, Manassas National Battlefield Park -- the site of the very first battle of the Civil War -- is preparing to commemorate the 150th anniversary of that battle in July.

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