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A change Amazon Prime customers will like

Amazon wants to make your impulse buys even more impulsive. The change is one that involves 14 metro areas, including D.C and Baltimore.

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Man arrested for massive L.A. blaze

A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive inferno in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Wednesday.

India’s heat wave death toll tops 1,400

Lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, people in Indian are doing whatever they can to stay cool amid a brutal heat wave.

The summer’s hottest travel trends

Ready to plan your next trip? Here’s how you can make sure your Instagram account gets all the likes.

Maryland takes aim at College World Series

Maryland baseball -- and their ace, Mike Shawaryn -- enter the NCAA tournament with eyes on Omaha.

Rush rocks Virginia, Lamar headlines Sweetlife

Rush hits Jiffy Lube Live this weekend, while Kendrick Lamar headlines Sweetlife at Merriweather.

BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites

Death-defying BASE jumpers just want to be free and they tend to be hostile to any attempt at containing their passion. (Photos)

Mail or no mail, USPS facilities remain open for now

The Postal Service has put off a key part of its plan to cut costs, even as it continues to lose billions.

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