Superstorm Sandy toppled a soaring willow oak tree Monday night onto a two-story stucco house in northwest D.C., punching four holes in the roof.
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Cell towers knocked out by Superstorm Sandy were slowly coming back to life Wednesday, federal regulators said, but about 1 in 5 were still out of service in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to Massachusetts.
That compares with 1 in 4 cell towers that were out of service Tuesday, the day after the storm made landfall.
Government workers packed onto commuter trains and tourists flocked to the National Mall on Wednesday in the nation's capital, where there were few signs of the dangerous hybrid storm that blew through 36 hours before.
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The Smithsonian Institution's museums and National Zoo are reopening in Washington after shutting their doors for two days because of superstorm Sandy.
Washington's Metro system is operating a normal weekday schedule for the first commute after superstorm Sandy.
While many in Salisbury weathered superstorm Sandy with minimal damage, flooding from the Wicomico River has damaged some downtown businesses.
With much of the Northeast immersed in the recovery from Superstorm Sandy's devastating blow, the NFL and NBA plan to carry on with their schedules.
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The tiny Maryland town of Henderson has put Halloween back on after canceling it, and others are shuffling plans as they recover from superstorm Sandy.
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