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Wind Warning Issued For Metro Area

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On the Memorial Bridge, between Arlington Cemetery and the Lincoln Memorial, the wind is really strong. The Potomac is full of white caps, hundreds of mini waves with sloppy white tops, and not a single vessel to be seen because of the dangerous winds and water conditions.

The vehicles driving across the bridge, from Arlington to the District, are feeling the impact of the winds, especially when a heavy gust comes by and hits a car. You can see the drivers swerving to keep it under control.

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Readers' Review: "The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

For our next Readers' Review: National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. The 2013 novel follows an enslaved boy who gets caught up in John Brown's abolitionist mission...and must disguise himself as a girl to survive.

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Busboys And Poets In Anacostia: Development Or Gentrification?

Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options-- but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification.

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A Primary Challenge For A Top Arlington County Democrat

Could bipartisanship be the ouster of Arlington County's board chair?

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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

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