Natalie Hopkinson is a contributing editor to The Root.
The Anacostia Community Museum is one of the Smithsonian Institution's grand, federally chartered Washington, D.C., museums, but it is located miles from the Mall's gleaming white marble monuments where millions of eighth-grade history students pilgrimage each year.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told NPR's Mary Louise Kelly search and rescue crews are still trying to find survivors from the horrific storm that crashed into Joplin on Sunday night. Speaking on Morning Edition, Nixon said crews are clawing desperately through the rubble of houses, apartment buildings and businesses, trying to find anyone left alive. They've had major setbacks because severe storms keep pounding the area.
President Obama's motorcade came to a complete halt in Dublin Monday. The black limousine flying American flags was pulling through the gate of the U.S. Embassy when it got stuck on a speed bump. The heavily armored presidential car is not known as the "beast" for nothing.
Search teams were called out for an Ohio couple, who rafted down the Grand River without life jackets.When they realized how much trouble they were in, they lied about where they'd been. So a judge sentenced them to a kiddie pool. The couple had to stand in ankle-deep water, handing out safety brochures.