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Longtime D.C. Sportscaster Remembered

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Today Washington lost longtime sportscaster George Michael. He died of cancer at the age of 70. Michael came to Washington in 1980 to be a sports reporter for the NBC's WRC-TV. For more than 2 decades, he hosted "The George Michael Sports Machine," the first nationally syndicated sports highlight show.

Washington Post sports columnist Leonard Shapiro spoke with WAMU's Rebecca Blatt about what made Michael so successful and so beloved...

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Reflecting On Football And Addiction As 'Friday Night Lights' Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago, Buzz Bissinger wrote about the big-time stakes of small-town high-school football in Friday Night Lights. Now he talks about the impact the book had on the players and himself.
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Heavy Loads Of Pollen May Shift Flight Plans Of The Bumblebee

Foraging bumblebees can pick up nearly half their weight in pollen before heading home to the hive, research shows. All that weight tucked into hollows on their hind legs can complicate flying.
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President Obama Unveils New Power Plant Rules In 'Clean Power Plan'

Key elements include a requirement that would cut the power industry's carbon pollution by 32 percent below 2005 levels in the next 15 years.
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Group Offers To Help Revive HitchBOT That Was Vandalized In Philadelphia

A kid-sized robot that's built around a PVC bucket and sports a friendly face, the hitchBOT couldn't make it out of Philadelphia in one piece.

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