The White House just renamed America's tallest mountain

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In yet another sign that the world as we know it is changing more swiftly than we could ever hope to contemplate, the White House announced on Sunday that it is changing the name of Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. The mountain will now be referred to as Mt. Denali, which is what the indigenous people of Alaska were calling it before a random gold prospector named it after President William McKinley in 1896.

Since then, a long-running but somewhat obscure battle has raged between politicians in Alaska, who wanted the original name back, and people in McKinley's home state of Ohio, who were quite happy with the way things were. Now, the White House has sided with Alaska, pointing out that McKinley never even set foot in the area, and the world's most notorious Alaskan-Ohioan feud has been put to rest.

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