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D.C. Deployed Largest Deployment Ever Of Plow Trucks

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By Kavitha Cardoza

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty says the city will be ready when federal workers return to work after a storm dumped 18 inches of snow on the region.

Fenty said Monday that 330 plow trucks are being deployed for the sixth time. He says it is the city's largest deployment ever. Crews will work through the night as the city prepares for federal employees to return to work Tuesday.

The D.C. Department of Public Works says it has issued 1,179 tickets for snow emergency violations, carrying a $250 fine, and towed more than 200 vehicles.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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