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  • U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on Feb. 23, 1945. Strategically located only 660 miles from Tokyo, the Pacific island became the site of one of the bloodiest, most famous battles of World War II against Japan.  (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal)

    National WWII Museum welcomes 4 millionth visitor

    The National WWII Museum has capped a record-breaking fiscal year with another milestone: welcoming its four-millionth visitor since its founding in 2000.

  • FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. The future of the Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday, July 21, 2014,  in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust.  (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

    Clippers' Sterling targets wife, NBA in new suit

    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has filed a new lawsuit in his attempt to retain the team and derail a potential $2 billion sale.

  • ** FILE ** This March 11, 2014, file photo shows Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, speaking to reporters after an all-member classified briefing on Ukraine on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Royce: Putin recruiting 'every skinhead and malcontent around Russia'

    Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the United States should try to have productive relations with a Vladimir Putin-led Russia — with qualifications.

  • Yellen Money Balloon Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    MORICI: Yellen's denials of rising inflation

    Testifying before Congress last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen cherry-picked data on inflation by noting prices are up, on a year-over-year basis, less than the Federal Reserve's target of 2 percent.

  • Voting with the Ballot and the Wallet Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    CARSON: Costco and the perils of mixing politics and business

    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat. (Associated Press)

    Outrage over $190M border security deal for troubled federal contractor USIS

    For the first time in its 20-year history, a federal contracting firm is filing a bid protest to overturn the $190 million award of a border security contract to a rival accused of fraud by the Justice Department. Contractor USIS, which vetted NSA leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, won the contract over Virginia-based FCi Federal last month.

  • Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, left, India's Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman, second left, Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega, center, China's Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, second right, and South Africa Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, right, sign an agreement creating a development bank during the BRICS 2014 summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The leaders of the BRICS nations are meeting in Brazil for a summit where they are expected to officially create a bailout and development fund worth $100 billion. It's meant to be an alternative to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which are seen as being dominated by the U.S. and Europe. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    FEDEWA: BRICS vs. the dollar: The latest challenges

    Lost behind the tragic headlines of recent weeks was an event of potentially historic importance to the reign of "King Dollar." For some time, the coalition of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (known as BRICS) has been talking about staking a competitor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Last week, they announced a $100 billion capitalization of a Contingent Reserve Arrangement for BRICS' New Development Bank.

  • Illustration on unbridled democratic corruption by Linas Garsys/ The Washington Times

    RAHN: Government corruption on the rampage

    The Obama administration is arguably the most corrupt administration in U.S. history.

  • Three-star ATH Mike Majette reportedly commits to Maryland

    Following a weekend in which Maryland lost one of its top recruits to Temple, Randy Edsall has snagged another on Monday. Details here.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2013 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling gestures as the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. The future of the Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday, July 21, 2014,  in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    Donald Sterling needs Clippers sale to cover loans, says CFO

    Darren Schield, who oversees the finances of The Sterling Family Trust, testified Monday that three banks are ready to recall their loans to Sterling because of his decision to dissolve the trust. His move was designed to rescind his signed agreement for the sale of the Clippers, a team he bought for $12 million.

  • In this Nov. 16, 2008 photo provided by the Grand Canyon National Park Service, the Grand Canyon National Park National Historic Landmark nomination field team documents and records the United Airlines impact site at the east end of the Grand Canyon. Two commercial airplanes, United 718 and TWA flight crashed on June 30, 1956 over the Grand Canyon, killing all 128 people aboard in one of the deadliest aviation disasters in the U.S. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Grand Canyon National Park will mark the designation of the crash site as a National Historic Landmark in a ceremony overlooking the gorge where the wreckage was scattered over 1.5 square miles. (AP Photo/Grand Canyon National Park Service)

    Visitors spent $700M in Arizona's national parks

    A new report shows that visitors to Arizona's national parks last year spent more than $700 million.

  • St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam during an organized team activity at the NFL football team's practice facility Thursday, June 5, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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    The St. Louis Rams jersey of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, is in the top 10 of NFL jersey sales.

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    HIV-killing condom to soon hit shelves in Australia

    A condom that can kill the HIV virus and designed by a bio-tech firm in Australia is set to hit stores within the next few months.

  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has taken Congress to task for its noncommittal approach to investing in the nation's aging infrastructure. Lawmakers have thus far rejected the Obama administration's efforts to pass a long-term improvement plan. (Associated Press)

    Transport chief seeking long-term bill

    With a major infrastructure spending bill hanging in the balance, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday compared Congress to shopping with his grandmother when she would tell him to put the toy back on the shelf because they were just browsing.

  • Washington Wizards basketball and Washington Capitals hockey teams owner Ted Leonsis gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    LOVERRO: Who are the men behind D.C. 2024 curtain?

    The local Olympics bid is likely going to be some form of Maryland, D.C., and Virginia effort. Local organizers are trying to do all they can to hide their bid and keep the public in the dark as long as possible, until, perhaps, through some sort of cursed miracle, all of a sudden you wake up one morning and find out the Olympics are coming to the Washington region in 2024.

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