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Holiday flu hits Washington region

While the weather's been nice this weekend, some people aren't able to enjoy it. Many are suffering with the flu, which remains widespread throughout Virginia and Maryland, with local — or neighborhood — outbreaks in D.C.

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  • Holiday flu hits Washington D.C. metro area

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Donations pour in for family in Gaithersburg jet crash

Donors are trying to make Christmas special for the surviving family members of a Maryland mother and her two sons killed when a jet crashed into their home earlier this month.

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