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Philanthropist Gives $18.5M to Fix Up Lincoln Memorial

'I’m very honored as an American to be able to contribute in this way'

(Newser) - The Lincoln Memorial will be getting a much-needed facelift in the coming years thanks to an $18.5 million donation from one history-loving philanthropist, CNN reports. "Lincoln deserves to have his memorial in tip-top shape," David Rubenstein tells the AP . The president of the National Park Foundation admits... More »

Judge: Upskirt Photos at Lincoln Memorial Legal

Even if they are 'repellant and disturbing'

(Newser) - A Virginia man caught taking photos of women's "private areas" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial was doing something "repellant and disturbing"—but not illegal, says a female judge in Virginia. DC Superior Court Judge Juliet McKenna dismissed voyeur charges against Christopher Cleveland of Springfield,... More »

Protest Speaker to Obama: Put the Koran Down

Vets, conservatives, Tea Partiers rally against shutdown in DC

(Newser) - A march against the closure of national landmarks due to the shutdown today attracted thousands of protesters from across the country, along with high-profile Tea Party speakers like Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz. But the attendee who will probably attract the most attention is Larry Klayman, the founder of conservative... More »

Marchers Honor MLK in DC

Rally at Lincoln Memorial marks 50th anniversary of speech

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of marchers kicked off the 50th anniversary commemorations of the March on Washington today, honoring the civil rights progress made since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. But they also lamented what they called new attacks on racial and social equality.... More »

Chinese National Linked to DC Paint-Splattering Spree

Suspect has mental health issues, police say

(Newser) - The capital's statues can breathe easy: Investigators believe a woman arrested for vandalizing the Washington National Cathedral is behind at least four similar acts in DC, including last week's paint attack on the Lincoln Memorial , the AP reports. The suspect, 58-year-old Jia M. Tian, is a Chinese national... More »

Two More DC Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint

Woman arrested after Washington Cathedral defaced

(Newser) - And the plot thickens: A woman has been arrested after green paint was found splattered around the Washington National Cathedral today. This is the third DC landmark vandalized with green paint in recent days— the Lincoln Memorial was hit last week , and a statue outside the Smithsonian Castle was found... More »

Lincoln Memorial Reopens

Police reportedly have surveillance video of paint vandal

(Newser) - Abe is pretty much back to normal: The Lincoln Memorial has reopened to the public after someone splattered green paint on the lower part of the statue early yesterday morning. Crews cleaned the marble icon with pressure hoses and chemical paint remover, reports AP , and the green is now mostly... More »

Lincoln Memorial Vandalized Overnight

Now closed for clean-up

(Newser) - The Lincoln Memorial got doused with a splatter of paint overnight in an act of vandalism that has the monument closed for clean-up today. While CBS News reports it was a patrol officer who discovered splashes of green paint on the statue's base and the floor surrounding it, NBC... More »

Sorry, Abe, You Need a Permit

... to give the Gettysburg Address

(Newser) - One man looking to celebrate Presidents Day found that the land of the free isn't always so, the Daily Caller reports. Phillip Howell is a 25-year-old, 6-foot-4-inch tall American who, with a beard and top hat, bears a striking resemblance to a certain former president. He tried giving the Gettysburg... More »

Beck: No Palin-Beck 2012

Of course that's what everyone's talking about

(Newser) - The star of yesterday's show at the Lincoln Memorial was the star of the Sunday dial, with none other than Glenn Beck taking a seat opposite fellow Fox Newser Chris Wallace for an interview that Politico notes was at times overly adulatory with the occasional hardball. Highlights:
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Glenn Beck Now Owns Civil Rights

Mostly because he says so

(Newser) - It's the dawn of Glenn Beck's much-debated Restoring Honor rally on the anniversary of MLK's Dream, and Washington Post scribe Dana Milbank—the author of a forthcoming Beck biography—takes a somewhat incredulous look at the white guy with the borderline racist track record and his bid to co-opt the... More »

Put a Ring on This: Obama Likes 'Single Ladies'

No, silly—the Beyoncé song (and video!)

(Newser) - Maybe at the next inauguration, Barack Obama will provide the musical entertainment. As the then-president-elect hobnobbed with the stars who appeared at the Jan. 18 concert at the Lincoln Memorial, John Legend caught him on video as he and wife Michelle greeted Beyoncé. “Mr. President, you didn’t tell... More »

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