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Frederick Racetrax Fan’s Lucky Win Leads to Vacation Plans

Retiree and family celebrating his $30,734 prize He plays almost every day, a Frederick man told Lottery officials as they discussed the $30,734 Racetrax prize he was in Baltimore to claim. The prize – the biggest he’s ever won –…

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Postal Service Worker Wins Big Playing Numbers from Package’s Barcode

Lucky Lanham man claims $25,000 prize on Pick 5 ticket A barcode-scanning issue turned a routine day of delivering packages into a $25,000 payday for a U.S. Postal Service employee. While every work day has challenges, the Lanham resident experienced…

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22nd Conference of International Investigators hosted at the EIB

The EIB, through the Inspectorate General Investigations Division, hosted from 1-3 June the 22nd Conference of International Investigators (CII). This year’s conference, organised as a hybrid event, welcomed 150 investigators from Multilateral Development Banks, International Financial Institutions, United Nations agencies…

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Linking EIB Global and Global Gateway at the European Development Days #EDD22

On 21st and 22nd of June, the EIB attended the European Development Days organised by the European Commission under the theme “Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world.”

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Smithsonian’s New Digital Guide Brings the Future to People’s Fingertips June 22

What will people’s lives be like in 2050? How do they care for a future they cannot even imagine? A new digital experience from the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building (AIB) will introduce them to the ideas, objects and inventions…

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Smithsonian Evaluates Sites as Possible Locations for New Museums

The Smithsonian Board of Regents announced that the search for sites for two new museums—the National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum—will primarily focus on four locations. Each will be further evaluated by the…

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Smithsonian Libraries and Archives and the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Unveil “Music HerStory”

The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives and the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage open a new exhibition, “Music HerStory: Women and Music of Social Change” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History June 22. “Music HerStory” will be…

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Kids Can Experience a Nighttime Adventure at the Smithsonian This Summer

Smithsonian Associates presents “Smithsonian Nighttime Adventures,” an after-hours experience, for children and their adult chaperones at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. When the crowds are gone, and the doors have closed, one of the world’s most popular museums…

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First Whooping Crane Hatches at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

For the first time, a whooping crane—one of the most endangered species of crane in the world —hatched May 26 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia, and is thriving. SCBI’s bird team took the then-egg…

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National Portrait Gallery Presents “I Dream a World: Selections From Brian Lanker’s Portraits of Remarkable Black Women”

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will present an exhibition of portraits by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker. “I Dream a World: Selections from Brian Lanker’s Portraits of Remarkable Black Women” celebrates the first exhibition of photographs from the…

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Smithsonian Launches Season Eight of Sidedoor Podcast

The Smithsonian’s flagship podcast Sidedoor returns today, June 15, for its eighth season. The season kicks off with a sex-education lesson on giant pandas. The episode explores the unexpected challenge veterinarians, scientists and animal care experts at the National Zoo…

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Smithsonian Celebrates the Start of Summer With Its Annual “Solstice Saturday”

The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer¬—“Solstice Saturday”—with free parties, programs and performances throughout the day and night June 25. Most museums on the National Mall will have extended hours, with several museums open until midnight. Visitors who…

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National Museum of the American Latino Will Open Its First Gallery Dedicated to the Latino Experience June 18

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino will inaugurate the Molina Family Latino Gallery June 18 with its first exhibition, “¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States.” The Latino Museum will open the gallery at the Smithsonian’s National…

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Smithsonian Board of Regents Votes To Return 29 Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

The Smithsonian Board of Regents voted today, June 13, to deaccession 29 Benin bronzes held in the National Museum of African Art’s collection. The bronzes, which were removed during the 1897 British raid of Benin City, will be returned to…

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Anacostia Community Museum Launches Local Photo Submission Project, “Portraits by the People”

In celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, the museum is asking residents of Washington, D.C., to submit images of themselves and their communities to a new initiative, “Portraits by the People.” The initiative will collect…

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