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WASHINGTON (AP) Metro says the two workers who were struck and killed by a maintenance truck had worked for the transit agency since 1990 and 1998. Metro says Jeff Garrard and Sung Oh were installing safety equipment early Tuesday on a track.

WASHINGTON (AP) Former first lady Laura Bush is joining an advisory board to help raise money to build the Smithsonian Institution's planned black history museum. Others who have been helping to raise private money to build the museum include Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones and Citigroup chairman Richard Parsons.

WASHINGTON (AP) Power is being restored after high winds and heavy rains led to power outages across the Baltimore-Washington area. Baltimore Gas + Electric says more than 13,000 customers were without power last night.

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Peru's Pitmasters Bury Their Meat In The Earth, Inca-Style

Step up your summer grilling game by re-creating the ancient Peruvian way of cooking meat underground in your own backyard. It's called pachamanca, and it yields incredibly moist and smoky morsels.
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Food Packaging & Pricing

Have you ever popped open a bag of potato chips only to be disappointed by the number of crisps in your bag? It's not just you. To avoid raising prices, companies often increase their "nonfunctional slack fill" or the difference between the volume of product and its container. We talk about how food packaging affects your recipe and wallet.

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Environmental Outlook: The Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

A look at the growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

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Flood Maps Can Get Much Sharper With A Little Supercomputing Oomph

Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.

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