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TRAFFIC ALERT Under police direction, 1 right lane of traffic gets by eastbound Va. 7 at Ashburn Village Boulevard in Loudoun County.

2nd round of snow to hit afternoon commute

A mix of rain and snow is falling on the D.C. area. A winter weather advisory has been extended until 10 a.m. Tuesday for the immediate D.C. area. With temperatures expected to drop, the afternoon commute could be challenging. Get the latest weather, traffic and closings information in WTOP's live blog.

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Major storm threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

People have been urged to prepare for a “crippling and potentially historic” storm.

AP Interview: Iraq ‘sleeper cells’ fight Islamic State group

"Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul.

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Americans have a sweet tooth, and it's likely contributing to their expanding waistlines simply because of the extra calories.

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Under the NHL's current point structure, teams stand to gain from taking certain games into overtime.

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OMB: No sequestration cuts in 2015

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