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Close to 19 million tourists visited Washington, D.C. in 2012, spending $6.2 billion.
A contest has 24 local historic sites fighting for votes—and $1 million in preservation grants.
German carmaker Volkswagen is giving $10 million to help spruce up the National Mall.
We hear the continuing saga of a Maryland family on a year-long sailing expedition around the world.
In an effort to make up for declining property taxes, officials in Ocean City, Md., are considering increasing parking fees and metering several previously free streets in the resort town.
The eternal flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite in the Arlington National Cemetery is undergoing repairs for the month of May.
A naturalist tracks the Imperial woodpecker through Mexico: He describes his dangerous expeditions through the Sierra Madre mountains to save a rare bird.
A journalist’s yearlong pilgrimage across the country to explore what it means to be gay and Christian in America.
As Washington Dulles International Airport marks its 50th anniversary, we look at how its growth reflects that of the region and explore what's new at the airport for passengers.
The D.C. region may be much quieter over the holidays, as a report from AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates that as many as 40 percent of area residents will be traveling 50 miles or more.
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