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Questions remain on Zika’s local impact

The University of Maryland’s “Bug Guy” has some things he wants you to know about mosquitoes and the Zika virus. Mike Raupp, a professor of entomology, said the main transmitter of the virus is the yellow fever mosquito. What many people don’t know is there’s a resident population of yellow fever mosquitoes in D.C.

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What you should know about treating poison ivy

Some people attack poison ivy with herbicides, but that’s likely not the best idea, said WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath.

High court rejects case of ex-lawyer for 'DC Madam'

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request from the former lawyer for ‘D.C. Madam’ Deborah Jeane Palfrey to enable him to release her phone records.

Study links presence of 1st-class cabins to air rage

Air travel seems to become more grueling every year, with delayed flights and cramped seating. One study finds that there might be another factor for your frustration in flight: a first-class cabin.

Heroin, prescription abuse focus of town hall

In Virginia, more people die from heroin overdoses than car crashes each year, state officials say. Fairfax County is no exception.

Bassist: Prince found ‘real happiness’ as Jehovah’s Witness

The megastar could throw parties that stretched into the morning, but his faith and the Bible could also keep him gabbing until sunrise, his longtime friend and “spiritual brother” says.

Man who served 10 years for ’64 NYC killing cleared of crime

At the request of a prosecutor, a judge exonerated 81-year-old Paul Gatling for the 1963 shooting death of Lawrence Rothbort in his Brooklyn home.

Federal job applications to ‘Ban the Box’ soon

A rule proposed by the Office of Personnel Management on April 29 would delay criminal history checks until after federal employers have already issued a conditional offer of employment to an applicant.

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