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  • Glenn Sundby dies at 87; gymnast founded Hall of Fame

    Glenn Sundby, who learned to perform handstands and other acrobatic moves on Santa Monica's Muscle Beach in the 1930s and went on to co-found USA Gymnastics and establish the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, has died. He was 87. Sundby died...
  • For once, Obama's Washington is quiet -- photos

     
    A photo gallery of snow-swept Washington as a little reality falls there....
  • What does a $30,400 Obama political speech look like? Free peek here

     
    $30.4G's for 23 minutes of presidential palaver. Not bad for a Thursday evening gig....
  • A 'tea party' protest photo turns out to be fake

     
    Video of Washington tea party march....
  • The man behind Obama's message

    Sen. Barack Obama strode into a hotel ballroom filled with expectation one recent Tuesday and declared that his quest for the Oval Office, which "began as a whisper in Springfield, has swelled to a chorus of millions calling for change." That's the...
  • Rally 'round the flag, Dems

    If Barack Obama really wants to rise above the "old politics of division," he might want to start by putting that American flag pin back on his lapel and retracting his all too earnest explanation as to why he took it off in the first place. No, not...
  • America's Maul

    By Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer As war in Iraq loomed over the last many months, archeologists, art historians and others expressed grave concerns about the fate of countless historic monuments, ancient sites and museum collections in the...
  • Inauguration ushers in new hope for National Mall

    Inauguration ushers in new hope for National Mall
    The cascade of extraordinary scenes will officially begin Tuesday, with the nation's first inauguration of an African American president on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, in a city south of the Mason-Dixon Line, as the oath of office is sworn on Abraham...
  • A rainy National Book Festival whets readers' appetites

    A rainy National Book Festival whets readers' appetites
    Despite a midday deluge, book lovers turned out in record numbers for the ninth annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The gray morning couldn't dissuade 130,000 people from attending readings and signings on the National Mall...
  • Alaska Struggles to Recover, 10 Years After Exxon Valdez

    CORDOVA, Alaska -- A year after the Exxon Valdez ground onto a reef in the middle of a frigid March night in 1989, unleashing the worst environmental disaster in U.S history, a striking thing happened. Amid oil-blinded sea otters and beached whales and...