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National Aquarium aims to make a splash with new dolphin amphitheater, program

The National Aquarium Institute will unveil Friday a $250,000 renovation of its dolphin amphitheater and redesigned dolphin program. The redesigned space holds 900 people and will be open all day for lectures, feeding, training and play sessions. The aquarium also recently installed a half-ton jellyfish sculpture outside of its "Jellies Invasion" exhibit.

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National Zoo attempts to impregnate giant panda

WASHINGTON — An expert from China and scientists at the National Zoo are attempting to artificially inseminate the zoo’s female giant panda Mei Xiang. Zoo officials say the procedure was conducted Sunday night after scientists determined the zoo’s panda couple ...

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Final designs for National Mall go on display

WASHINGTON — Lakeside gardens, dining rooms hovering over water, grassy new amphitheaters and underground pavilions at the foot of the Washington Monument have emerged as finalists in a design competition to overhaul neglected sites on the National Mall. Designers and ...

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Finalists emerge to redesign National Mall sites

WASHINGTON — Lakeside gardens, dining rooms hovering over water, grassy new amphitheaters and underground pavilions at the foot of the Washington Monument have emerged as finalists in a design competition to overhaul neglected sites on the National Mall. Designers and ...

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Commission supports D.C. Eisenhower Memorial design

WASHINGTON — Members of a federal commission working to build a memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington are issuing a unanimous statement supporting architect Frank Gehry and his design concept after hearing months of criticism. On Tuesday, the ...

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