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Shutdown to affect Christmas shopping in a positive way

Retailers are expected to move aggressively to lure in increasingly careful and cash-strapped shoppers.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 09:54am EDT

Tags: shopping, Christmas, Black Friday, shutdown, retail

Md. health group goes old-school to get around Obamacare glitches

Since the health-insurance exchanges contained in the Affordable Care Act went online Oct. 1, they've been plagued by glitches. But one Maryland health-care group has found a way around them - going back to paper.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 01:52pm EDT

Tags: Obamacare, Healthy Howard, health insurance, health insurance exchange

Federal workers resort to selling furniture to stay afloat

With just one, partial paycheck left to come, some federal workers are facing some difficult decisions as they try to cover bills without any income.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 03:49pm EDT

Tags: Waldorf, Md., shutdown, federal workers,

Congressman: Alexis' drug may have had 'problem' side effect

Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis may have been taking a prescription drug with a potentially dangerous side effect, according to one lawmaker.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 10:57am EDT

Tags: Jeff Miller, Aaron Alexis, navy yard, Navy Yard shooting, drugs, prescription drugs

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Cooler temperatures mean the return of stink bugs

A major pest is poised for a comeback: The stink bug is returning as temperatures drop.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 08:29am EDT

Tags: stink bugs, Mike Raupp

'Safety music' could make the difference on the road

Your driving playlist could be the culprit behind those errors on the road. A new study says teenagers who listened to "driver safe" music made fewer mistakes behind the wheel.

Sunday - 09/01/2013, 05:17pm EDT

Tags: safe driving, music, driver safety,

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Metro moves AEDs out of reach, riders concerned

Automated external defibrillator box at several Metro stations have been relocated from public hallways and station walls to the inside of the manager's kiosk. And the change has some riders concerned.

Saturday - 07/27/2013, 04:40am EDT

Tags: Metro, automated external defibrillator, Red Cross, emergency response, safety, Metropolitan Transit Advocacy Group

LED streetlights may be too bright an idea

The LED streetlights in parts of Arlington have been touted as state-of-the-art illumination, reducing costs and helping the environment. But some residents say they're too harsh and too bright for neighborhoods.

Saturday - 07/13/2013, 05:00pm EDT

Tags: street light, Arlington

Meal trucks, apartments help feed low-income kids this summer

Everyday a meal truck visits six apartment complexes in Suitland, Md., to help feed low-income children. Without access to free or reduced school meals, feeding children during the summer can cause struggling families' grocery bills spike.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 06:43am EDT

Tags: food, hunger, Share our Strength,

Bethesda naval testing facility hosts submarine races

Teams from around the world are in Bethesda this week racing their human-powered submarines at a Naval testing facility.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 09:53am EDT

Tags: Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center

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