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Cracks in Mount Rushmore

Today in the Word, October 3

If anything looks like it could withstand time, it's Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. But up close, maintenance crews have found something disturbing&md;cracks running through the granite faces of Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lincoln. The monument isn't in immediate danger, but experts say that without a facelift the world's largest sculpture could begin crumbling. Water runs into the cracks and freezes in winter, pushing on the rock with a force of 2,000 pounds per square inch.