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Washington Monument could close for up to nine months

Aug 25, 2016

Washington Monument could close for up to nine months

The District of Columbia’s delegate to Congress says the Washington Monument elevator needs a major renovation that will likely require the monument to be closed for up to nine months. The elevator has broken down frequently over the past two years, and the National ...

Aug 25, 2016

Germany revamps national crisis plan for first time in 20 years

Germany has told its citizens to stock up on water and food in the event of a terrorist attack or national catastrophe and may even consider re-introducing conscription in its first overhaul of civil defenses in two decades. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved the ...

Nigerian faces charges for naming his dog after president

Aug 25, 2016

Nigerian faces charges for naming his dog after president

A Nigerian is being charged for provoking people and “breach of peace” by naming his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari and painting the name on the pet, police said on Wednesday. “The man bought a dog, named it Buhari, wrote ‘Buhari’ on both sides ...

Aug 25, 2016

California legislature passes climate change bills

California lawmakers voted to extend the state’s climate change fighting efforts to 2030 on Wednesday, giving a new lease on life to the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction program in the country. The state Senate voted 25-13 in support of a bill that sets ...