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NASA Details Plans to Pluck Rock Off Asteroid, Explore it

NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.


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Wife of D.C. Attorney Found Dead in Hotel Asks for Help

The wife of an attorney found stabbed to death in an upscale District of Columbia hotel is asking for the public’s help.


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D.C. Area Tops Nation in Number of Energy-Efficient Buildings

The nation’s capital is now the top city in the country for energy-efficient buildings.


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Justices Side With Ex-UPS Worker Who Claims Pregnancy Bias

The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.


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NPS Seeking Trained Dogs To Rid National Mall of Geese, Goose Droppings

If the National Park Service has its way, it’ll be sending trained border collies on a wild goose chase on the National Mall.


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Bill Would Create Organic-Type Labels for Non-Modified Foods

Inspired by the popular “USDA organic” label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.


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Metro Workers’ Union to Host Discussion on Safety

The union representing Metro workers is hosting a discussion of safety on the transit network.


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Victim Advocates Worry About Discredited UVa Rape Account

With the account of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia debunked by police, advocates for sexual assault survivors are worried a movement that gained tremendous momentum in the past year could suffer a setback.


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D.C. Begins Annual ‘Potholepalooza’ Street Repair

Officials in Washington are beginning their annual campaign to fill in potholes.


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Man Arrested for Assaulting Woman in NW D.C.

The Metropolitan Police Department has arrested a man in connection with an assault that took place in D.C. at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.