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Questions remain on Zika’s local impact

The University of Maryland’s “Bug Guy” has some things he wants you to know about mosquitoes and the Zika virus as we wait to see if it becomes a problem here in the U.S. Mike Raupp, a professor of entomology, said the main transmitter of the virus is the yellow fever mosquito. What many people don’t know, Raupp said, is there’s a resident population of yellow fever mosquitoes in D.C.

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Man who served 10 years for ’64 NYC killing cleared of crime

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