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Starting off pretty warm, with temperatures in the upper 70's and lower 80's. High humidity values this morning make things extra muggy as well. Partly cloudy skies will allow a 40% coverage of showers for today. Highs will reach the mid and upper 80's. Best chances for showers will move in late tonight along with a frontal ...

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Veterans pass barriers at closed WWII memorial

By BRETT ZONGKER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A group of veterans walked past barriers at the closed World War II memorial with help from members of Congress.

Hundreds of veterans arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial Tuesday morning to find it barricaded by the National Park Service. Members of Congress, including Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, went to the site after receiving panicked emails and cut police tape to let in the veterans from Iowa and Mississippi.

Bachman says it was "pure joy" when the veterans were allowed in because they had traveled so far. She says members of Congress plan to continue coming down to the memorial to ensure veterans can visit.

Park spokeswoman Carol Johnson says the service didn't want to keep veterans out, but the agency was directed to close all memorials.

 

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