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$7.5M gift to fix Washington Monument

WASHINGTON — A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that’s needed to start repairing cracks near the top of the Washington Monument caused by last summer’s East Coast earthquake. Businessman David Rubenstein told ...

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Engineers inspect top of Washington Monument

WASHINGTON — National Park Service officials say engineers have completed an inspection of earthquake damage at the pyramid-like top of the Washington Monument. At a briefing Friday, officials said engineers also inspected six levels of stone below the top. The ...

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Park service proposes C&O Canal upgrades in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — The National Park Service said Monday it aims to make the western Maryland town of Williamsport a star attraction of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, complete with a turn-of the-20th-century town square and boat rides ...

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