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West Nile virus cases worse this year than in a decade

Isolated, but more severe cases of West Nile have occurred this year and doctors believe the virus may be mutating.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 12:55pm EST

Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, West Nile virus,

First sea turtle hatched in Maryland

Usually the weather is too cold or storm waters overrun the nests, but Maryland's first-ever confirmed sea turtle has hatched and is now thriving.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 07:04am EST

Tags: sea turtle, Assateague Island National Seashore, National Aquarium

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How you can help superstorm and nor'easter victims

WTOP has a list of ways you can help people in New Jersey and New York.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 04:06pm EST

Tags: Red Cross, michelle basch, Hurricane Sandy, charity, Salvation Army

Va. shelter ready with more than soft cots, warm meals

What your pet and you need to know before heading to an emergency shelter

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 05:46pm EDT

Tags: Shelters, Pets, Lee District Rec Center

Religious leaders work together to offer meditation sessions

A group called the Interfaith Meditation Initiative includes religious leaders who are working together to offer meditation sessions in an effort to help people relax.

Sunday - 10/21/2012, 07:40am EDT

Tags: religion, meditation, Arlington,

Jack Russell Terrier races popular event at Gold Cup

Colorful fall foliage, tailgate parties, fancy hats and, of course, Jack Russell Terrier races marked the 75th annual International Gold Cup Saturday.

Saturday - 10/20/2012, 05:45pm EDT

Tags: International Gold Cup, dogs, horse racing, The Plains,

'Pull 'Em Up' campaign attempting to stop saggy pants

The Take Charge Program, a nonprofit based in Forestville, Md., has decided to help students pull up their pants by collecting and distributing belts at various locations in Prince George's County like Northwestern High. They are calling the initiative "Pull 'Em Up" campaign.

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 08:49am EDT

Tags: high school, Hyattsville, clothing, fashion, Stephanie Steinberg,

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Tips to keep squirrels from destroying pumpkins

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath recommends using everything from hot peppers, to deer repellent and dog hair.

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 02:36pm EDT

Tags: pumpkins, squirrels, Halloween, gardening, Mike McGrath,

Becoming a sniper victim: 'It could have been anybody'

Ask people about the three weeks of terror in October 2002 and some struggle to find the right words to express themselves.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 02:54pm EDT

Tags: sniper

More people sharing rides to work, taking transit

More Americans are sharing rides to work or taking public transportation rather than driving alone, according to new Census data.

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 10:09am EDT

Tags: Madeline Tallman, commuting, mass transit

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