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Hospitals failing to stop spread of 'superbugs'

Twice as many people die of infections they catch in the hospital than die in car crashes, according to Consumer Reports. See which area hospitals did the best at keeping patients safe from so-called superbugs, and get some advice on what to do should you have to spend time in a hospital.

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Coast Guard crew spends long days searching for boys

Scouring the vast ocean off Florida for two missing teen boaters is a tedious mission, but one member of the C-130's crew says, “You search like it’s your mom out there."

Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming

Her scarred face became a symbol of the atrocities of Chile’s 1973-90 dictatorship led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now Carmen Quintana feels justice is being done.

Doctors skip the pharmacy, prescribe the farm instead

Some D.C. doctors are skipping traditional medications. Instead, they're writing their patients prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables. And it's working.

With a new ‘Vacation,’ a look at laughable comedy remakes

In Hollywood’s reboot frenzy, the movie industry has increasingly turned to reviving classic comedies, only to find that few things are harder to rekindle than the elusive elements that make up a great comedy.

A natural evolution in sports injury medicine

A new technology has been developed that could change the way we deal with injuries on the playing field.

Strong El Nino means good and bad news for D.C-area weather

Forecasters say it could be the strongest in decades, possibly ever. It could last well into the winter, perhaps even into the spring.

TSP board to pursue withdrawal options, mutual fund window

Thrift Savings Plan participants may soon be able to invest through a mutual fund window.

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