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The Smithsonian Castle caught fire and has been evacuated, the D.C. fire department says.
A fire broke out on the third floor of the towering historic building on the National Mall, at 1000 Jefferson Drive SW.
The fire was contained by sprinklers, and no one is reported to have been hurt, the fire department said about noon Wednesday.
The castle, also known as the Smithsonian Institution Building, is home to the Smithsonian Institution's administrative offices and information center.
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A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.
In a 2-1 ruling, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel vacated preliminary injunctions a federal judge issued preventing the state from suspending any Medicaid payments for services rendered to patients from Planned Parenthood. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson ended the state's Medicaid contract with the organization in 2015.
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When a venomous snake slithered into a yard where two young children were playing in Southwest Florida, a pair of four-legged good Samaritans came to the rescue.
Melissa Butt's grandchildren, 4-year-old Zayden and 1-year-old Mallory, were playing in the yard of her Hillsborough County home when her dogs spotted a copperhead snake just inches away from the children.
Slayer and Paco jumped in and began barking at the venomous snake. The serpent attacked the dogs, biting both pooches and injecting them with highly poisonous venom. Slayer suffered deep wounds on his face and snout, while Paco was struck in the leg.
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President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers."
Trump, in a tweet, said that "towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!"
The president has been a frequent critic of the company and CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post.
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The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the focus of an emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race.
Corey Stewart, an outsider candidate for governor sometimes compared to President Donald Trump, seized on possible removal of the Confederate general's memorial as an "attempt to destroy traditional America." Stewart, who said in an interview Tuesday that such an action "hits people in the gut," found unexpectedly strong support, forced his main opponent to defend the statue and almost won.
Now the fight over "traditional America" is throwing a spotlight on the Republican Party's struggle with race in the age of Trump.
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For nearly four decades, fans of the late singer Elvis Presley have made a solemn procession past his grave at his Graceland mansion during the annual candlelight vigil commemorating his death, without paying a penny.
This year, on the 40th anniversary of the rock n' roll icon's death, it's going to cost them $28.75.
Many fans are not happy.
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Former President Barack Obama broke a Twitter record Monday evening, with his post quoting Nelson Mandela in the wake of the Virginia violence becoming the most-liked tweet of all time.
Obama posted Saturday a series of tweets with the quote, the first one paired with a photo of the former president and a group of young children. That first tweet, as of late Tuesday, garnered more than 2.8 million likes. It also had more than 1.15 million retweets.
The tweet came the day violent clashes broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The day became deadly when someone, allegedly a white nationalist, drove a car into a crowd of counter-protesters. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded.
Logan Smith, the Raleigh, North Carolina, man behind the "Yes, You're Racist" Twitter account, says he is facing death threats and harassment after gaining nationwide attention for outing participants...
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What does the federal government want to do with records on everyone who visited an anti-Donald Trump website?
The Justice Department's demand is part of the ongoing case against people who allegedly broke laws while protesting President Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration in Washington, NBC News reported. Prosecutors say the website, DisruptJ20.org, was used to organize "a violent riot."
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Egypt's antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period.
The discovery was made in the Nile Valley province of Minya south of Cairo, in an area known as al-Kamin al-Sahrawi.
Tuesday's statement by the ministry says the unearthed sarcophagi and clay fragments suggest that the area was a large necropolis from sometime between the 27th Dynasty and the Greco-Roman period.
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Several Confederate monuments were removed in Baltimore, Maryland, overnight, as the violence at a rally held by those opposed to the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, moves leaders across the country to accelerate plans to take down remaining imagery of the Old South.
Statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were removed with a crane and placed on flatbed trucks early Wednesday morning, WBAL reported. A statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney and the Confederate Women's Monument in Bishop Square Park were also removed.
Many local and state governments announced they would remove statues and other imagery from public land, or consider doing so, in the aftermath of Saturday's white nationalist rally that killed one person and injured dozens more.
The changes were publicized as President Donald Trump defended Confederate statues in wide-ranging remarks.