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The Washington Monument has undergone more than $10.7 million in repairs and renovations. The monument reopens on Sept. 19. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Our Long 3-Year Wait Is Over: The Washington Monument Reopens

After more than $10 million of renovations, which include a new security screening facility and elevator, the Washington Monument reopens to tourists on Thursday.

The Washington Monument has undergone more than $10.7 million in repairs and renovations. The monument reopens on Sept. 19. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Our Long 3-Year Wait Is Over: The Washington Monument Reopens

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"Making this record definitely was just a declaration of who I find myself being," Brittany Howard says. Danny Clinch /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brittany Howard Makes Her Declaration As A Solo Star

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Kendieth Russell Roberts and her 5-year-old son Malachai are living with her sister in Florida. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Bahamians Who Fled Dorian Face An Uncertain Future In U.S.

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