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D.C. leaders consider easing height restrictions

WASHINGTON — A leading House Republican is talking to District of Columbia leaders about easing the height restrictions that have limited buildings in the nation’s capital to about 12 stories for more than a century. Advocates say easing the restrictions ...

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New exhibit explores Jefferson’s slave ownership

WASHINGTON — As the Smithsonian continues developing a national black history museum, it’s offering a look at Thomas Jefferson’s lifelong slave ownership through an exhibit that explores the lives of six slave families at his Monticello plantation. The exhibit at ...

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Separating church-state and fact-fiction

When Glen Urquhart told a candidates’ forum last April that Adolf Hitler, not Thomas Jefferson, coined the phrase “separation of church and state,” he probably didn’t anticipate that his bizarre take on history would be disseminated to the world on ...

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