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‘Hamilton’ trio to accept National Archives Foundation award (access required)

WASHINGTON — The creator and star of the musical “Hamilton” will appear alongside two other creative forces of the Broadway smash at the National Archives Foundation’s upcoming annual gala. The Washington Post reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda will join director Thomas ...

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Stolen historic U.S. documents returned to owners

FBI and National Archive officials are returning to their rightful owners more than 10,000 important historical documents seized during a massive theft investigation involving a well-known collector of presidential memorabilia. Barry Landau and assistant Jason Savedoff were caught stealing documents ...

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Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts

WASHINGTON — Budget cuts from Congress will soon reduce the number of free exhibitions on view each day at the Smithsonian Institution and will force unpaid leave for U.S. Park Police officers who guard the nation’s monuments in Washington, New ...

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Feds reach out to dealers in stolen historic documents case

Federal investigators said Wednesday they are reaching out to collectors and dealers, hoping to find more historic documents stolen by a disgraced presidential memorabilia collector. Barry Landau, 63, and his 24-year-old assistant, Jason Savedoff, both from New York City, pleaded ...

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After guilty plea from collector, a hunt for stolen documents’ owners

A guilty plea from a presidential memorabilia collector and author in a scheme to steal from unsuspecting archives for profit leaves investigators with a hunt for the owners of thousands of documents. More than 10,000 documents were seized from Barry ...

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