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AP / Charles Dharapak

MLK Memorial Opens … and Then Has a Shaky Moment

A monument memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the first on the National Mall and in other nearby parks to honor an African-American, was officially opened to the public Monday. Within hours, the memorial, along with all other monuments on the National Mall, was closed after an earthquake struck Washington, D.C., and a large area of the eastern U.S on Tuesday. At the time of this posting, officials were not saying when the King memorial would be reopened.

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