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‘Ghost fleet’ offers treasure trove of wildlife, history

A unique ecosystem has developed around dozens of sunken ships in the Potomac River. The ships sailed from the Revolutionary War to after World War I. Now the Chesapeake Conservancy has teamed up with a Richmond company, to take panoramic shots of the more than 100 shipwrecks in Mallows Bay.

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Federal investigators hope to find cargo ship’s recorder

Investigators still hope to recover a data recorder from El Faro, and the NTSB sent a team to Jacksonville to determine why the captain, crew and owners decided to risk sailing in stormy waters.

Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike

Doctors Without Borders, which believes Saturday’s airstrike in Kunduz may have been a war crime, appealed to the U.S., Afghanistan and other countries to mobilize a little-known commission to look into the tragedy.

Carson 'much more comfortable' with armed kindergarten teachers

In the wake of last week’s shooting in Oregon, the Republican presidential candidate suggested that more people should be armed in the U.S. and said he would be OK with teachers being armed.

High cost of cash: ATM fees on the rise

Out-of-network fees — the price a consumer must pay for withdrawing from an ATM that’s not in his bank’s network in addition to the fees his own bank may charge — are up 21 percent over the past five years.

Private ambulances approved to bolster fleet

Under the plan, approved by the D.C. Council, Fire Chief Gregory Dean will have the authority to bring in private ambulance companies to respond to patients who have nonserious conditions.

A guide to watching sports without cable

There are lots of online options for watching football, baseball and basketball this fall. Many require subscriptions, but they can be less costly than cable. And some, with restrictions, are free.

Blumenthal presses Justice Dept. to investigate latest VA scandal

Sen. Richard Blumenthal wrote a letter to the Justice Department pushing for an investigation of unethical behavior by employees of the VA’s Veterans Benefit Administration.

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