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D.C. wax museum adds Harriet Tubman to collection

WASHINGTON — Descendants of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman have unveiled a wax statue of the woman who led hundreds of slaves to freedom at The President’s Gallery by Madame Tussauds in Washington. Tubman’s great-great-great-grand-nephew Charles E.T. Ross and Tubman’s great-great-grand-niece ...

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Ocean City commercial fleet brings home big catch

WEST OCEAN CITY — It’s unlikely you’ll just stumble upon the Maryland coastline’s only commercial fishing harbor. But it’s there, and it’s moving millions of pounds of seafood. In 2010, more than 8 million pounds of catch, valued at more ...

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U.S. Archives unveils Magna Carta after repairs

WASHINGTON — The National Archives unveiled its 715-year-old copy of Magna Carta on Thursday after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the English declaration of human rights that inspired the United States’ founding documents. A ...

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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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