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17 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Eisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry's design

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal commission working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall is considering Wednesday whether to move forward with architect Frank Gehry's design after years of controversy over the project.

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SEP 14, 2014 - Washington Times

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D.C. resumes push for statehood

The District's top elected officials will join legal scholars on Capitol Hill Monday for the first congressional hearing on D.C. statehood in 20 years. The "New Columbia Admission Act" would reduce the federal District of Columbia to an enclave of land including the National Mall and White House while the ...

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SEP 06, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Somalia extremist group names new leader

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, named Abu Ubeid Ahmed Omar to be their new leader following the killing of previous leader by a U.S. airstrike, said a commander of the group. Al-Shabab also stated that it remains aligned with al-Qaida, according to the Site Intelligence Group, that monitors statements by Islamic militant groups. In a televised ...

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SEP 04, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Gehry revises design for Eisenhower Memorial in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections delayed the project. Three stainless steel tapestries depicting the Kansas landscape of Ike's boyhood home were part of Gehry's original design. Eisenhower's family has opposed the large-scale columns and the inclusion of metal tapestries, calling instead ...

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SEP 01, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Indiana man leads boycott of stores banning guns

(AP) — A Terre Haute gun dealer has begun a campaign among firearms enthusiasts to boycott businesses that ban weapons from their premises. Ellis says he wants gun enthusiasts to band together and deny business to retailers and others who won't allow them to carry their guns inside. Most of businesses identified on the Facebook page were national chains, including ...

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