Matthew Shepard died in 1998 after one of the most notorious and brutal anti-gay crimes in the US. Two decades later, he is being honored through a memorial plaque installed at the Washington National Cathedral.
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The Washington National Cathedral will dedicate a plaque next week to memorialize Matthew Shepard, whose cremated remains were interred there one year ago.
The last remaining member of the team that carved the Mount Rushmore National Memorial died on Saturday, according to his wife.
A climate protester from the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion has climbed scaffolding around the base of one of Britain's most famous landmarks, the Big Ben clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.
Jessica Chastain, Monica Lewinsky, Lizzo, Andy Cohen and have teamed up to narrate
The Washington Monument, one of D.C.'s most iconic landmarks, reopens to visitors on September 19 after several years of construction and repairs.
The Washington Monument will reopen to visitors following years of closure for renovations, the National Park Service announced Friday.
The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services in a new interview revised the iconic poem on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal to suggest that only immigrants who can "stand on their own two feet" are welcome in the United States.
For the longest time (we're talking millennia here), we had the Seven Wonders of the World.
Many people think the name Big Ben has always referred to the tower that looms over the UK Houses of Parliament, but they are mistaken.
Paging all space fans: An epic show is coming.
Washington, DC, always puts on a show for the Fourth of July, but for the first time this year, President Donald Trump is personally planning and throwing together his own Independence Day event at the Lincoln Memorial.
President Donald Trump's July Fourth celebration on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, will include a ticketed area in front of the Lincoln Memorial where he'll deliver remarks.
Pride these days is synonymous with rainbow-saturated celebrations of the LGBTQ community.
An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at a group of schools associated with the Washington National Cathedral that was made public Thursday found that 16 adults formerly connected to the schools or the cathedral had committed sexual misconduct against students.
Gathering at Stonehenge on the summer solstice is an age-old tradition that thousands still observe -- and it's on the bucket list of many more around the world.
Hidden deep in the jungle of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in Colombia sits Ciudad Perdida, the "Lost City." Built by the Tairona people more than 1,000 years ago, the archaeological site only became an attraction after it was uncovered in the 1970s.
With drums and with flower garlands, with wizard hats and with warm coats, up to 10,000 celebrants are expected to converge on England's Stonehenge to observe the summer solstice.
Taylor Swift gave a surprise performance Friday night at the Stonewall Inn and wished the crowd at the site of the LGBTQ rights landmark a happy Pride Month.
The Inca designed Machu Picchu to be hard to reach and, for hundreds of years, the mountaintop citadel has been protected by the spectacular peaks and gorges which encircle its ancient fortifications.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is at Arlington National Cemetery. It stands on the top of a hill overlooking Washington D.C. Congress approved the burial of an unidentified World War I soldier in the plaza of the then-new Memorial Amphitheater in 1921.
Art Briles, the former Baylor University football coach who was ousted in May 2016 amid a sexual assault scandal involving some team players, will return to the sidelines this fall as the head coach of a Texas high school football team.
Some people turn to the sky on Memorial Day weekend expecting fireworks. But on Long Island in New York, there will be another spectacle in the sky.
Since making her American debut in 1886, the Statue of Liberty has become one of the world's most famous attractions.