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20 fabulously free things to do in DC

Let freedom ring! Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you'll find more high-quality freebies than anywhere else on earth? Who's ready to binge on cherry blossoms, food, art, dinosaurs, astronauts--and a 45-carat diamond? Here's how.CHERRY BLOSSOMSAfter a long winter, these beautiful blooms make April the coolest monthWhere: National MallThe gorgeous tableau of Washington decked out in its spring finery--thanks to its countless cherry trees in bloom--could melt the heart of the coldest-hearted politician. The trees were given to Washington in 1912 by the city of Tokyo and attract about a half-million visitors each spring to blossom hotspots like the Tidal Basin. The National Cherry Blossom Festival traditionally runs through mid-April, with a grand parade this year on Saturday April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. But your best bet for viewing the trees crowd-free is to hit the Mall before dawn to catch the blossoms as th...

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  1. Park Service Revives Lincoln Memorial Video

    The National Park Service ( search ) sought out footage of "conservative-right-wing demonstrations" to revise the video shown to visitors at the Lincoln Memorial aft...

  2. Conservative Groups Blast Lincoln Memorial Video

    The National Park Service is reviewing a video presentation at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington that conservative groups say portrays the former president as a sup...

  3. Police Investigate Threatening Letter, Substance at Lincoln Memorial

    Authorities briefly closed the Lincoln Memorial on Monday after finding suspicious bottles in a restroom and a note reading "Do you know what anthrax is?" and "Do yo...

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    Patriotic travel tips from Travelocity's Courtney Scott

  5. Carl Jeffers remembers the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Political commentator Carl Jeffers on race relations in America and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  6. US pauses to remember Martin Luther King Jr. with parades, marches and service projects

    America paused Monday to remember Martin Luther King Jr. with a variety of parades, marches and service projects.King was born Jan. 15, 1929.  The federal holiday is...

  7. Top places to discover something new about our presidents

    He quit going to school when he was 14. By the time he was 17, he was working on the frontier.  Later in life he turned down the chance to be king—of the United Stat...

  8. Most popular Valentine’s Day destinations

    Valentine’s Day is a lovely holiday, but it isn’t generally considered a day for travel. This year, though, it falls on the Friday before Presidents Day, so many Ame...

  9. National Anthem Silenced at Lincoln Memorial

    Security guard orders high school students to be quiet

  10. TripAdvisor's top 10 US landmarks

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  11. Woman charged with vandalizing DC's National Cathedral to return to court for status hearing

    A woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral and suspected of committing similar vandalism at other sites including the Lincoln Memorial is expect...

  12. Suspect in custody over DC monument defacing

    Woman under arrest in Lincoln memorial alkalization

  1. Woman found with can of green paint may have defaced Lincoln Memorial , prosecutors say

    A woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral had a soda can of green paint with her when she was arrested, and she has been linked to at least fou...

  2. Lincoln Memorial vandalism cleanup complete; scaffolding around memorial removed

    The National Park Service says the cleanup at the Lincoln Memorial is complete, three weeks after the statue was vandalized with green paint.Park service spokeswoman...

  3. Green paint splattered on Lincoln Memorial ; statue temporarily closed until cleanup is done

    The U.S. Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial is temporarily closed after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor.The apparent vanda...

  4. US Park Police investigating vandalism at Lincoln Memorial

    The U.S. Park Police in Washington are investigating suspected vandalism at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall.Police say green paint was discovered around 1:...

  5. Lincoln Memorial in Washington splattered with green paint; reopens after cleanup

    The Lincoln Memorial has reopened after someone splattered green paint on the statue of the 16th president.The monument reopened Friday evening after being closed al...

  6. Following Lincoln Memorial vandalism, paint found on National Cathedral, Smithsonian statue

    Green paint has been found splattered on another Washington landmark — the National Cathedral.Cathedral spokesman Richard Weinberg says the paint was discovered Mond...

  7. Students at Lincoln Memorial Told to Stop Singing National Anthem

    A group of high school students attending a conservative leadership conference in Washington, D.C. said they were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the nat...

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