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Smithsonian Natural History Museum closes briefly

Thursday - 8/14/2014, 1:50pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Smithsonian's Natural History Museum closed Thursday morning for emergency technology repairs.

The museum said in its Twitter feed that a malfunction of its information-technology network necessitated the repairs.

The museum says that none of its collections have been damaged.

A spokesperson says the museum hopes to reopen by noon.

Smithsonian museums are typically open every day of the year except for Christmas.


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