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Judge Halts Road Work on I-270 in Rockville

A Montgomery County judge is ordering the State Highway Administration to halt work on a sound barrier along Interstate 270 in Rockville.


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Free Falling: Man Plans Record-Breaking 120,000-Foot Jump

A man is hoping to break the world record for the highest jump in history – by leaping from the Earth’s stratosphere. According to NPR, Austrian pilot and skydiver Felix Baumgartner plans to jump from a staggering height of 23 miles – which equals out to just over 121,000 feet.