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Rubenstein gives $5 million for upkeep of new White House Visitor Center

The money, given to the White House Historical Association, will fund the new center’s upkeep.


Group aims to redo neglected site on National Mall

(Trust for the National Mall / Associated Press)

Lakeside gardens, model boats and fine dining overlooking the nation’s monuments could one day redefine a site on the National Mall that has languished for years with fetid water, dying fish and crumbling walkways.


A roundup of D.C.-area news briefs

A roundup of news briefs from the District, Maryland and Virginia.

Forget the national debt. The new budget threat is climate change.

In his first speech as White House budget director, Shaun Donovan warns that U.S. taxpayers will pay through the nose unless we address global warming,

Interior secretary: It’s ‘surprising’ Redskins name not changed, but it’s not top priority for tribal leaders

Sally Jewell was asked about whether the Redskins football team should change its name.

100 years after the passenger pigeon’s demise, American birds fight to survive

Every type of bird except those that inhabit wetlands has been in decline since 1968, threatened by humans.

Senate confirms Sally Jewell to lead Interior

The Senate voted 87-11 to confirm REI CEO Sally Jewell as head of the Department of the Interior, which oversees conservation, recreation, oil-and-gas drilling and federal lands.