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President Barack Obama with tourists as he walks from the U.S. Department of the Interior to the White House on May 21, 2014 on the Ellipse in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama with tourists as he walks from the U.S. Department of the Interior to the White House on May 21, 2014 on the Ellipse in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Walk on the Outside

American presidents don’t often walk the streets of Washington. Harry S Truman was the last president who often took strolls around town. But occasionally it happens. Such as today. “The bear is loose. I broke out of the cage,” President Barack...

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The Washington Monument, repaired following an earthquake, is ready to reopen. Photo by Mark Silva / Bloomberg News

The Washington Monument, repaired following an earthquake, is ready to reopen. Photo by Mark Silva / Bloomberg News

Jewell Raises Money for National Jewel

It’s customary for ladies attending the Annual Benefit Luncheon on the National Mall to wear a hat — the bigger, the more flamboyant, the better. Thursday’s keynote speaker, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, arrived  hatless, explaining that she is...

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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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