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Washington Monument closed indefinitely till lift gets put right

Sep 27, 2016

Washington Monument closed indefinitely till lift gets put right

The Washington Monument is closing indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator, the latest in a series of woes for one of the city’s most enduring tourist attractions. The National Park Service announced Monday that the monument, which draws 600,000 visitors a year, ...

Holocaust 'Avenger' leader Joseph Harmatz dead at 91

Sep 27, 2016

Holocaust 'Avenger' leader Joseph Harmatz dead at 91

Holocaust survivor Joseph Harmatz, who led the most daring attempt by Jews seeking revenge against their former Nazi tormentors, has died. He was 91. His son, Ronel Harmatz, confirmed the death Monday. Harmatz was one of the few remaining Jewish “Avengers” who carried out ...

Ahmadinejad allies say Iran leader told him not to run again

Sep 26, 2016

Ahmadinejad allies say Iran leader told him not to run again

Close allies of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad say Iran’s supreme leader has recommended he not run in next May’s presidential election because he is a polarizing figure among hard-liners. Mohammad Reza Mirtajeddini, Ahmadinejad’s vice president from 2009 to 2013, and former hard-line parliamentarian Gholamreza ...