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What Is A ‘Rip Current’ and How Can You Escape One?

Last summer, several people died after getting caught in rip currents while swimming in Ocean City, Maryland.

05/21/2015

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Feds Trying to Determine if Amtrak Engineer Was Using Phone

Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week’s deadly Amtrak derailment was using his cellphone while at the controls, federal authorities said Wednesday.

05/20/2015

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Maryland Officials Meet at White House on Baltimore Recovery

Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have met with members of President Barack Obama’s administration to discuss helping parts of Baltimore recover from damage due to unrest after the death last month of Freddie Gray.

05/20/2015

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National Spelling Bee Launches Fantasy-Style Mobile App

Fans of the Scripps National Spelling Bee will have a new way to follow the tongue-twisting action this year.

05/20/2015

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Pilot Who Landed Gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol Facing 6 Charges

A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through miles of America’s most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison.

05/20/2015

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Capitol Police Chief: No Excuse for Leaving Guns in Bathroom

Capitol Police officers are getting training after officers accidentally left their guns in the Capitol’s public bathrooms three times this year.

05/20/2015

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Source: 3 Adults Killed in Woodley Park Fire Were Bound; Died of Head Injuries

Three adults found dead inside a Woodley Park home that was “intentionally set” on fire last week were bound and died of blunt force trauma to the head, WNEW’s John Domen reports.

05/20/2015

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Big Banks Pay Big Fines For Currency Market Manipulation

JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland will pay over $5 billion in fines after pleading guilty to rigging currency exchange markets.

05/20/2015

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Memorial Day Travel Volume in DMV Expected to be Highest in a Decade

AAA expects the number of drivers traveling during the Memorial Day weekend in the D.C. area to be the highest in a decade.

05/20/2015

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Design Competition to Open for World War I Memorial in D.C.

A federal commission working to build a World War I Memorial in Washington plans to open a design competition for the project this week.

05/20/2015