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Step right up and meet the man who, some say, is the greatest man in American history — George Washington. Though, you will actually be meeting George Fairfax, the man who portrays Washington for a living. Originally from Virginia, Fairfax lives and breathes Washington and will transport you through time to a place where the General is the most respected man in the country.
This is very unique. It’s pretty awkward. It’s a little embarrassing, to be honest.
FILE - This Aug. 9, 2007 file photo shows the George Washington statue in the rotunda at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. The State Capitol building, designed by Thomas Jefferson in the Monumental Classical style, has housed state government since 1788. The wings of the building were added between 1904 and 1906. The Capitol reopened in 2007 after a $104.5 million restoration and expansion project that began in 2004. Statues of Virginia historic figures dot the grounds. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
BEMUS POINT, N.Y. — Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable — are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.
WASHINGTON — Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of reasons not to exercise.
George and Martha Washington mingle with some young patriots during the 2012 Gilbert Constitution Week Fair. [Michelle Peirano/Tribune file photo]
WASHINGTON — All summer, thousands of visitors traipse among the U.S. Capitol's many statues, which honor the nation's founders, leaders and legends.
“So 50 years ago we had the ‘peace march on Washington.’ Funny, 50 years ago I could walk the streets in my Midwestern hometown. Not today. Wonder why not.”
“Boy the left sure has thin skin, they are coming unglued over a rodeo clown making fun of Obama! After all it was the left that constantly made fun of George Bush, they called him everything but a white man. If anyone deserves ridicule it is Obama. He throws a baseball like a girl, I have seen better golf swings on 90-year-old men, and his policies have wrecked the economy!“
You might recognize "clean" comedian Keith Ellis from the movies "Waiting to Exhale," "Any Given Sunday" or "Three Kings." He has appeared alongside acting heavyweights George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx and Samuel Jackson. Catch him in Tempe for a comedy show.
NEW YORK — The government is trying to put a stop to rising airfares and fees by blocking the latest airline merger — but for fliers, it's already too late.
Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor's office, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation's stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
After a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin Saturday night, protests sparked in several places across the country.
WASHINGTON — Several times every day, at airports across the country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot. And, nearly a dozen years after 9/11, it's happening a lot more often.
DOVER, N.H. — Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation's latest school shooting.
I hope you enjoy your watermelon, fireworks and parades this Independence Day. I’m sort of burned out on the holiday.
College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring — unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4 holiday.
WASHINGTON — In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.
WASHINGTON — The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden its appeal to up-for-grabs voters without alienating its conservative base?
Atlanta wasn’t an isolated incident. Neither was El Paso, or Washington, DC, or Columbus. A new General Accounting Office report demonstrates that cheating by school officials on standardized tests has become commonplace despite the use of security measures the report recommends. The only solution is one that Education Secretary Arne Duncan has so far refused—removing the high stakes attached to standardized testing.
A lone, painted white bicycle sits at the side of Usery Park Road near Bush Highway.
The Arizona Cardinals didn’t need this.
Parents and family greeted Tempe's Corona del Sol High School’s Competition Government Team at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport this week after it returned home from a sixth-place finish at the national We the People competition in Washington D.C.
BOSTON — The bombs that ripped through the Boston Marathon crowd were fashioned out of ordinary kitchen pressure cookers, packed with nails and other fiendishly lethal shrapnel, and hidden in duffel bags left on the ground, people close to the investigation said Tuesday.