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Baltimore’s Washington Monument Lights Up For The Holidays

In Mount Vernon Thursday night, holiday spirit lit up the sky with the much-anticipated lighting of the Washington Monument.



Md. Monuments To Go Blue For World Diabetes Day

Two of Baltimore’s most recognizable monuments are being illuminated with blue lights in honor of World Diabetes Day.


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Earthquake Hero: Park Ranger Says She Was ‘Terrified’ As Washington Monument Shook

Imagine the terror felt by tourists inside at the very top of the Washington Monument on that quiet summer afternoon when the earth shook.


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Thousands Rally In D.C. For Easier Access To Jobs

Thousands of people led by the Rev. Al Sharpton rallied Saturday near the Washington Monument, where speakers called for easier job access and decried the gulf between rich and poor before the crowd marched to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The rally was intended to drum up support for President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, which died Tuesday in the U.S. Senate.


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Efforts Underway To Repair National Cathedral After Quake Damage

It is a delicate operation, yet engineers and stone masons say they’re making significant progress in repairing the National Cathedral.


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Engineers Finish Inspection Of Washington Monument

Engineers have completed their inspection of the Washington Monument’s exterior following damage from an earthquake.


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Engineers Resume Inspection Of Washington Monument

The National Park Service says engineers are resuming their inspection of the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument.


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Engineers Halt Inspection Of Washington Monument

The National Park Service and an engineering firm inspecting earthquake damage on the Washington Monument have suspended their operations because of the weather.


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Engineers Inspect Top Of Washington Monument

National Park Service officials say engineers have completed an inspection of earthquake damage at the pyramid-like top of the Washington Monument.


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Engineer: Monument Rappel Inspection A Career High

An engineer who is part of a four-member team inspecting the exterior of the Washington Monument said Thursday that the job is the highlight of her career.


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Daredevil Washington Monument Inspection Starts

A team of engineers harnessed to ropes began a daredevil inspection of the Washington Monument on Wednesday that will include them rappelling down the obelisk to look for damage from last month’s earthquake.


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Washington Monument Repairs Underway After 5.8 Earthquake In August

Some heart-stopping work is underway on top of the Washington Monument. Damaged in the August 5.8 magnitude earthquake, the centerpiece of the National Mall needs repairs.