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U.S. National Park Service
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The National Park Service has approved a plan aimed at relieving traffic congestion and improving safety at the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Mont.
D.C. protesters have offer to stay in Freedom Plaza; Quinnipiac: Obama disapproval rating remains high among Virginia GOP voters; Maryland officials meet today on transportation funding; Metro bus driver stabbed; Napolitano, O'Malley in College Park to discuss homeland security; D.C. moves forward with medical marijuana; D.C. board and commission posts remain empty under Gray; Liberty U. asks justices to take up health care law; Md. tea parties opposing new redistricting map.
Engineers have completed their inspection of the Washington Monument's exterior following damage from an earthquake.
High-climbing engineers rappelling the Washington Monument looking for earthquake damage are focusing on the tip of the 555-foot-tall obelisk, the National Park Service said Thursday.
A four-member team of engineer climbers began a dramatic exterior inspection Wednesday afternoon of the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument, examining the landmark for earthquake damage in an operation delayed by the threat of thunderstorms.
Engineers will provide an updated assessment today on earthquake damage to the Washington Monument. The 555-foot structure has been closed to the public since cracks appeared after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the city Aug. 23.
The National Park Service says it has no time frame for reopening the Washington Monument.
Va. pro-business candidate had legal travails; Kaine strong in polls despite Obama slipping; Extent of Washington Monument damage revealed today; Currie trial begins; D.C. tax hike took tortuous route to vote; McDonnell in New Hampshire rekindles VP talk; O'Malley at NYC education summit, on TV; Trial starts for Fairfax woman accused of killing granddaughter.
According to Al Gore's website, "millions" tuned in to watch the 24-hour global warming filibuster that concluded Thursday. Few were moved to anything but laughter.