Hand Sanitizer

Report: Almost Everything We Do to Avoid Germs is Useless

If you’re obsessively compulsive about using hand sanitizer, or you classify yourself as a germaphobe who avoids public surfaces at all costs, a new report might surprise you.


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‘The X-Files’ & ‘Downton Abbey’ Theme Songs Sound Eerily Similar

Sci-fi fans were overjoyed Tuesday after Fox announced it’s bringing back “The X-Files” for a special six-episode event.


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Park Service Wants Dogs to Chase Geese off National Mall

The National Park Service wants to begin using border collies to chase away Canada geese that frequent the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool and other spots on the National Mall.


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D.C. Increasing Ambulance Deployment During Peak Demand

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is increasing the number of ambulances on city streets during times of peak demand to deal with ever-increasing 911 call volumes.


4D Ultrasound of Unborn Babies

4D Ultrasounds Show What Happens When Pregnant Women Smoke

Ultrasound images have gotten so good that many pregnant women are getting 4D scans made for keepsakes, but a new study says those high-def scans can actually shed light on the harmful effects of smoking while pregnant.


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D.C. Delivering Quick Services to Violent Crime Victims

District of Columbia officials are trying a new approach to certain violent crimes that they fear might lead to future violence for the families involved.


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Obama Taps Top Biden Aide to be Senior White House Adviser

President Barack Obama has chosen one of Vice President Joe Biden’s top aides to be his new senior adviser.


White House Flowers

White House Mystery After Head Florist Abruptly Leaves Post

An odd story, or lack of a story, is spreading after the head florist for the White House left her post more than a month ago without any announcement from the Obamas.


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WATCH: New Police Video Shows Secret Service SUV Nudge Barrier

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are showing for the first time surveillance video of a March 4 incident at the White House involving Secret Service agents.


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Part of Rock Creek Parkway Closed Over Falling Debris

Part of Rock Creek Parkway in the District of Columbia is closed after chunks of concrete fell from an overpass.