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Washington Monument closed for two more years

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The Washington Monument will be closed for up to two more years in order to repair damage from the 2011 earthquake, according to a National Park Service assessment. Work will begin in September on the repairs and will take between 12 and 18 months, said Carol Johnson, an NPS spokeswoman. The Park Service is holding a press conference at 2 p.m. to release more information. Tourists outside the...

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