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Gathering in DC commemorates MLK speech

(Newser) - Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates gathered in DC Friday at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Thousands gathered near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the AP reports, where...

Trump Asks Americans to 'Stay True to Our Cause'

He steered clear of politics in Fourth of July address

(Newser) - President Trump celebrated the story of America as "the greatest political journey in human history" in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of spectators on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial, the AP reports. As rain fell on him, Trump called on Americans to...

Report: Park Service Dropped $2.5M on Trump's July 4th Event

Tanks now in place in Washington, DC

(Newser) - With at least two tanks now parked close to the Lincoln Memorial, the stage is set for President Trump's Fourth of July "Salute to America." Trump, who will speak at the memorial Thursday evening, has also ordered flyovers from Air Force One and aircraft from each branch...

'Bullied' MAGA Hat Teen Sues Washington Post for $250M

Lawsuit accuses paper of 'smearing' Nicholas Sandmann

(Newser) - The teenager at the center of the Lincoln Memorial incident that sparked a massive controversy last month is suing the Washington Post for $250 million—and his lawyers say it is "only the beginning." The suit filed in federal court in Kentucky on behalf of 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann...

Trump Has a New Parade Idea
Trump Has a New Parade Idea

Trump Has a New Parade Idea

Proposes Independence Day parade at Lincoln Memorial

(Newser) - President Trump is once again proposing a parade. This time, it's an Independence Day parade at the Lincoln Memorial. According to USA Today , Trump told Cabinet members Tuesday that a July 4 parade at the memorial "could be an exciting day" and might "become a tradition."...

Native Elder: Student Should Say Sorry, but 'I Forgive Him'

Nathan Phillips appears on 'Today' the day after Covington teen Nick Sandmann

(Newser) - Wednesday was Nick Sandmann's day to appear on the Today show; today was Nathan Phillips'. The Native American elder, who's been caught in the middle of a maelstrom after his interaction with the Covington Catholic High School student at the Lincoln Memorial over the weekend, had his moment...

Neither Side Is Happy About Today Interview of 'MAGA Kid'

Some calling interview too softball, others saying unfair blame placed on Nick Sandmann

(Newser) - The Today show on Wednesday aired Savannah Guthrie's interview with Nick Sandmann , the Covington Catholic High School student at the center of a controversy over a clash between students and Native American activists at the Lincoln Memorial over the weekend, and no one is happy about it. The...

Kentucky Student Wishes He Had Walked Away

Students may get invite to White House

(Newser) - After days of being a national news story, Nick Sandmann now wishes he and his fellow Covington Catholic High School students had just walked away from Native American activists at the Lincoln Memorial. In an excerpt from a Today show interview airing Wednesday, the student, seen in a viral video...

Viral Video of DC Standoff Is a 'Rorschach Test'
A Viral Video, Outrage,
Then Things Got Complicated
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A Viral Video, Outrage, Then Things Got Complicated

It was like a 'Rorschach test,' says one observer of the initial reaction

(Newser) - The incident made headlines throughout the weekend: A group of white teenagers on a trip to DC were accused of taunting Native Americans and quickly became internet villains. None more so than Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, who was photographed in a standoff with...

Kentucky Student in Viral Video: Why I Smiled

He says he has been receiving death threats

(Newser) - The student at the center of the Lincoln Memorial incident causing nationwide controversy says the confrontation with a Native American protester is being completely misrepresented. In a statement released through a PR firm, Nick Sandmann says he was approached by Nathan Phillips after he started to lead school spirit chants...

Native American: Here's Why I Got in Their Faces

Nathan Phillips says he got between two warring groups

(Newser) - A Native American who was seen in an online video being taunted outside the Lincoln Memorial said Sunday he felt compelled to get between two groups with his ceremonial drum to defuse a confrontation. Nathan Phillips says in an interview with the AP that he was trying to keep peace...

Lincoln Memorial Gets an Unwelcome Paint Job

National Park Service says profane graffiti was scrawled on monument on Tuesday

(Newser) - More troubling news amid an already tense week : The Lincoln Memorial was defaced with profane graffiti that was discovered Tuesday, reports Reuters . "F--- law" appeared to be spray-painted in red on one of the monument's white columns, though based on a National Park Service photo, there's some...

Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument Vandalized

World War II memorial also hit with graffiti

(Newser) - The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial, the AP reports. US Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose said Tuesday that the messages written in permanent marker were discovered over the holiday weekend. Similar graffiti was...

Trump: 'We're Going to Unify Our Country'

At DC concert, he promises to 'make America greater'

(Newser) - Donald Trump promised to make America "greater than ever before" at a concert at the Lincoln Memorial on the eve of his inauguration. "We're going to unify our country," the president-elect told the crowd. "And our phrase—you all know it, half of you are...

Major Glitch in Plans for DC Protests on, Near Inauguration Day

Women's march set for Lincoln's Memorial must change locale

(Newser) - Anyone planning to attend the Women's March in Washington on the day after the inauguration may need to look out for updates. The original location for the event—which has been widely publicized on Facebook (138,000 or so saying they'll be "going," another 227,000...

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...

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,...

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...

Marchers Honor MLK in DC
 Marchers Honor MLK in DC 

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....

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...

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