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Mt. McKinley, America's tallest peak, is getting back its original name: Denali

Mt. McKinley, America's tallest peak, is getting back its original name: Denali

North America's tallest peak is getting a new name as the Obama administration resolves a decades-long dispute between Alaska and Ohio. President Obama will announce Monday that his administration is officially redesignating Alaska's Mt. McKinley as Denali, the original name for the 20,237-foot-high mountain given by the area's Alaskan native population. The announcement will come as the president begins a three-day visit to Alaska focused on the issue of climate change, one of Obama's chief policy focuses as he enters his final year and a half in office. “This name change recognizes the sacred status of Denali to many Alaska natives,” Interior Secretary...

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