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Washington's 'presidential library' taking shape
By MATTHEW BARAKAT
MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) -- A $47 million library dedicated to promoting the ideals of George Washington and scholarship about the founding father is scheduled to open in September.
Washington's Mount Vernon estate is set Friday to announce the opening date.
The center will serve as a presidential library of sorts, but it will not be a part of the National Archives, as is the case for modern presidential libraries.
It will also be home for a rotating group of scholars who will live at the estate and study various topics related to the founding fathers and Washington's life.
The library also plans to host conference groups that want to hold their events in a historic setting.
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Posted: Sunday, February 17 2013, 12:38 PM CST
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Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:47 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
The Storm Prediction Center says the greatest threat of severe storms Saturday is in northwest Oklahoma, east of the Panhandle. Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
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