Chincoteague Island

Wild ponies are herded into the Assateague Channel during a rain storm for their annual swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague on July 24, 2013 in Chincoteague, Virginia. Every year the wild ponies are rounded up on the national wildlife refuge to be auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Shutdown May Affect Famous Chincoteague Ponies

An annual roundup of wild ponies on the Eastern Shore of Virginia has been cancelled due to the government shutdown.

10/07/2013

Tourists line the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Best Public Beaches And Reservoirs To Spend A Summer Day In Washington DC

These three beaches are within a short drive D.C., so you don’t need to worry about buying airline tickets or spending a huge amount of money to enjoy sand and sun.

06/08/2013

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