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Prevent pipes from freezing — without causing new problems

The weekend cold will put pipes at risk of freezing and cracking. D.C. Water has tips for keeping them in shape, while a firefighter explains how to do it safely, without the risk of fire or poisoning.

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The first major shopping holiday of the year, Presidents Day boasts some of the best shopping deals of the season, and here's a guide to some of the best sales.

Fairfax program focuses on mental health over jail

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