Senator Robert Byrd (D) of West Virginia, tips his hat for reporters as he arrives at the Capitol in Washington, in this February 26, 2009 file photo. Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress, died early June 28. Byrd, a Democrat, held his seat for more than 50 years, including six years as Senate majority leader. At the time of his death, he was third in line to the presidency.
Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers' assistants Kerry Wallace (l.) and Victoria Crake pose for photographers while wearing Darth Vader helmets created by artists, during a photocall in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Thursday. The two helmets designed by street artists Niagara and Eelus and will go on display at Lyon & Turnbull on Friday and are from a collection of 100 from The Vader Project which are to be auctioned in Philadelphia on July 10.
Charles 'Pete' Conrad Jr. stands with the US flag on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 12 mission, in this 1969 file photo. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States at the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Flag Day was established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson.
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In America's Christian faith, a surprising comeback of rock-ribbed Calvinism is challenging the Jesus-is-your-buddy gospel of modern evangelism.
Five-year-old Lenny Popova, of Arlington, Va. inspects the teeth of a Tyrannosaurus rex at the National Zoo, in October 2000. The Tyrannosaurus, meaning 'tyrant lizard' lived in Western North America during the last part of the Cretaceous Period, about 68 to 65 million years ago.
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who’s running for a US Senate seat, released a strange attack ad last month against an opponent in the GOP primary. Now, she's released 'demon blimp' – an attack on Sen. Barbara Boxer, the woman she wants to unseat.
Hundreds of people participate in a massive snowball fight in DuPont Circle in Washington after a heavy snowstorm blanketed the nation's capital and much of the Mid Atlantic region on Saturday.
President Obama sings 'Happy Birthday' to the first lady after greeting inaugural brunch guests in the Blue Room of the White House on Jan. 17, 2013.