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Places to find local crabs in the DC area

You don't have to battle beach traffic to get a taste of summer. There are plenty of places west of the Bay Bridge that sell and steam Maryland crabs. So grab a mallet and a beer — it's time to get cracking.

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Group escapes Ky. cave through neck-deep water

In total darkness, they navigated rushing currents and thick mud. “It was shooting waterfalls out of the ceiling,” a rescuer said. See photos.

Mars set to make closest approach to Earth in 11 years

You will be awake and probably enjoying a holiday barbecue when Mars is close to Earth. Find out how close it will come and when.

Mom writes to stranger who disciplined her child

A boy cut in line on the monkeybars at a Chicago playground, and after another mother told him to stop, the boy's mother's delayed reaction is causing major internet buzz.

What’s really in those meatless meats?

Not all meatless meats are created equally. Here’s what to know before going faux.

Obama honors 'silent cry' of Hiroshima victims

He did not apologize, but paid tribute to the 140,000 killed in the world’s first atomic bomb attack and said, "We must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without" nuclear weapons.

Maryland looks for lacrosse title sweep

Maryland has the chance to pull off the first lacrosse National Championship sweep in 22 years this weekend as its men's and women's teams each play in the finals in Philadelphia.

Frustrated lawmakers slam Social Security’s cyber protection

A House committee expressed concern over a test of the agency’s IT systems last summer.

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