Memorial Along National Mall Honors Pandemic Victims

Hundreds of thousands of white flags honor the more than 670,000 people in the United States who have died from the coronavirus.

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Photos: Joe Biden’s Quiet Inauguration

After January 6, the capital welcomed a solemn and safe transfer of power.

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Sharpshooters, Protesters, a Secret Train Trip

The inaugural of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is not the first to take place at a tense moment in American history.

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A Single Senator Dashes Hopes for Latino and Women’s Museums — For Now

Senator Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, blocked the creation of Smithsonian museums honoring women and Latinos, warning they would worsen societal divides.

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The Women Behind the Million Man March

Behind every great feat in the public record lies an untold story of the unsung foot soldiers.

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Nixon Also Called In the Military Against Protesters

Washington’s police chief took the blame. But Nixon was behind the decision.

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Monuments Are Falling. What Should Rise in Their Place?

Readers tell us how they would better commemorate American history.

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I’m a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial.

Monticello is shrine enough for a man who wrote that “all men are created equal” and yet never did much to make those words come true.

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