National Park Service Pulls Plan to Revamp DC Protest Rules

Marking a victory for civil rights groups and First Amendment advocates, the National Park Service on Monday nixed a plan that could have restricted access for protesters and created new permit fees for demonstrations near the White House, the National Mall and other parks in the nation’s capital.  

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Park Service Leader Grilled on Damage During Shutdown

The amount taxpayers will fork over to repair damage that occurred at several national parks during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history is not yet known but a report is coming soon, the deputy director of the National Park Service told lawmakers Wednesday while defending the decision to keep parks open.

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White House Says Agencies Addressing Rogue Social-Media Posts

The White House says government agencies are taking action to address a rash of rogue posts on their social media pages following a temporary blackout on news releases and social media activity that at least one affected department is describing as a simple miscommunication.

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