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Viral National Anthem Singer Star Swain Brings Down the House With ‘GMA’ Performance
Star Swain turned into an overnight viral sensation after her impromptu performance of the National Anthem had people stopping in their tracks at the Lincoln Memorial while she was visiting Washington, D.C., with family on June 16. The video of her incredible rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner
Woman’s ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Rendition Stuns Crowd, Catapults Her to Viral Stardom
“The Star-Spangled Banner” demands the very best of singers. Many have tried and failed, and those moments live in infamy. Star Genleah Swain’s rendition is not one of those. Her masterful performance has made her a viral star. While on a visit to Washington, D.C ., with family on June 16, the
10,000 Flags to Commemorate Our Nation’s Heroes
Mary Alice Horrigan stood in a knee-deep sea of 10,000 U.S. flags planted on the National Mall -- each one representing 100 American soldiers killed in action -- a total of over one million fallen heroes since the founding of the United States. Among them was her son, Army Master Sgt. Robert M.
President Obama: Don't Condemn our Children to a Planet Beyond Repair
President Obama issued a stark warning on climate change Monday, stating that future generations will face harsh consequences if we don’t fix the issue soon. “Climate change is no longer some far-off problem. It is happening here. It is happening now,” he warned the representatives of more than 20
Kid Who Confronted Bullies in Viral YouTube Video Comes to the White House
Eleven-year-old Logan Fairbanks and his father Josh still can’t believe they’re visiting the White House. “I am super excited to be in D.C.,” Logan told ABC News. It seems a little bit like a dream, but it started as a nightmare. Logan, who is going into the seventh grade, likes to post
Take a Look Inside the Cuban Embassy That Will Reopen in the US
After more than 50 years, the Cuban and American embassies will fly their flags once again. According to diplomatic notes exchanged today, formal diplomatic relations between the two countries will be normalized beginning July 20; following that day embassies in both countries will be opened. ABC
Potential Presidential Candidates Play The 2016 Waiting Game
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES WE KNOW THEY’RE RUNNING — SO WHY DON’T THEY JUST SAY SO? The looming 2016 presidential campaign has no shortage of putative contestants, from the big-name players like Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton to the relative unknowns like neurosurgeon Ben Carson...
'Crap' Problem on the National Mall: Park Service Turns to Border Collies to Herd Geese
Spring in Washington , D.C. means cherry blossoms and hordes of tourists flocking to the National Mall. And with peak season right around the corner, the National Park Service is dealing with a “crappy” problem as well. Large swaths of the National Mall are covered in feces, courtesy of the very
What The Royals Did In Washington
Attention, anglophiles: The royals are back on American soil. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who arrived in Washington Tuesday evening, spent this morning touring the nation’s capital. First stop: the Lincoln Memorial , with Lincoln biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin in
Your AUMF Cheat Sheet
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRESIDENT OBAMA PREDICTS: ‘ISIL IS GOING TO LOSE’: President Obama formally unveiled his request for legal authorization to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria yesterday, declaring that the ongoing military campaign will succeed in destroying the extremist ...