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Heavy rains leave damage behind

Nearly an inch of rain fell. The region is waking up to lots of downed trees and power lines. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses are without electricity. Follow the latest developments in WTOP's liveblog.

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Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

Officials would not say what connection, if any, the 12 had to the June 6 escape from the maximum-security prison or the failure to prevent it.

Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed

As Greece’s leaders pushed new terms for a possible third bailout, they also struggled to cope with the consequences of shutting banks and the stock market this week.

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Would you stay in a 100 square foot hotel room? Micro-hotels are becoming more popular, and soon, two will open in D.C. A look at the trend and what to expect from the accommodations.

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The Fourth of July is a big weekend at the box office. Here’s our guide to what’s playing this holiday weekend.

Remembering the longest match ever

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New laws go into effect in Md., Va. and D.C.

From minimum wage to drones, new laws are going into effect July 1 in Maryland, Virginia and the District

GSA exec caught up in Vegas scandal headed to jail

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