The Washington Monument looms behind a flower bed.
Nancy Pelosi is a master tactician and the most powerful speaker in a half century. Behind her personal brand of power politics – and whether she will still be speaker after the midterm elections.
African-American Civil War Memorial: Located in Northwest Washington, D.C., this memorial is dedicated to the 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the Civil War. It features “The Spirit of Freedom,” a bronze circular sculpture, and a plaque carved with the names of those who served in the war.
A foundation is raising money to build a memorial to fallen soldiers of the war on terrorism, including the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It's planned for rural Texas, but some say it should be in Washington.
10 - The Gateway Arch: Located in St. Louis, Mo., The Gateway Arch, or the Gateway to the West, is 630 ft. tall and 630 ft. wide. It was completed in 1965. Visitors can take a tram to to top for a spectacular view of the Mississippi river and southern Illinois.
A federal arts panel voted down a proposal to identify Washington's monuments with stone markers. Here's Decoder's guide for lost tourists.
Anssi Koivuranta takes a practice jump during a session for the Nordic Combined team competition at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Building houses with bark shingles is eye-catching and sustainable.
The grass that covers the Washington Mall, the most visited national park in the United States, is in bad shape. The footprints of 25 million visitors are part of the reason why.