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Tourists watch the 'Old Faithful' geyser in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

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Tourists watch the 'Old Faithful' geyser in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Lights, Camera, Old Faithful: $200

There are cameo appearances, and then there are cameos. How much, for instance, should “Old Faithful” be paid for an appearance on the silver screen? Or the Washington Monument? The Grand Canyon? In the era of user fees helping to...

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The Washington Monument stands behind cherry trees blossoming in Washington on March 19, 2012.

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The Washington Monument stands behind cherry trees blossoming in Washington on March 19, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Awaiting Cherries

President Barack Obama arrived in Tel Aviv this morning on his first visit to Israel as president. The three-day trip includes meetings and news conferences with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who disagrees with Obama on how to handle Iran’s...

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REI Chief Executive Officer Sally Jewell is congratulated by outgoing Interior Secrtary Ken Salazar after she was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next Secretary of the Interior in the State Dining Room of the White House on Feb. 6, 2013.

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REI Chief Executive Officer Sally Jewell is congratulated by outgoing Interior Secrtary Ken Salazar after she was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next Secretary of the Interior in the State Dining Room of the White House on Feb. 6, 2013.

Senator May Throw Speed Bump in Path of Interior Nomination

Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is threatening to put a hold on the nomination of Sally Jewell to head the Interior Department until it agrees to reverse a preliminary decision rejecting a...

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