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Arlington Cemetery planning an expansion

WASHINGTON — Arlington National Cemetery leaders are working on what could be one of the largest expansions in decades, warning that without more burial space the nation’s iconic military burial ground would run out of new grave sites within a dozen years.

Workers just finished construction on a giant structure that can hold tens of thousands of cremated remains; cemetery officials hope to begin a controversial 27-acre expansion this fall; and they will soon start designing a 38-acre addition around the Air Force Memorial near the Pentagon.

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