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Officials urge patience ahead of Tuesday snow

Local officials are asking D.C. area residents to exercise restraint behind the wheel on Tuesday. Light rain overnight is expected to give way to a wintry mix, which could make for difficult driving conditions during rush hour.

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Passengers of cruise ship praise crew after treacherous storm

Royal Caribbean passengers are praising the actions of the ship's crew after a winter storm rocked the ship Sunday off the East Coast. (Photos, video)

Sanders, Kasich win 1st votes in tiny NH community

Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday.

An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

Coast Guard: Fuel oil in Potomac evaporating on its own

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Super Bowl 50 Wrap: Old school wins in more ways than one

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For Civil War menu, local chef inspired by unlikely muse: hospital food

When crafting a special Civil War-themed menu, a local chef took his cues from cuisine liked by few — hospital food.

Fresh head scratchers from the world of federal contracting

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