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Suspicious Letters With White Power Found In D.C. Schools

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There were medical evaluations formed on a dozen staffers, mainly the people that worked the mail rooms, but no injuries or illnesses have been discovered.

There has been no official identification of what the substance is, but a source describes the powdery material as a cornstarch-like substance. This type of material would not be hazardous, but authorities are not taking any chances considering the he timing of these letters and the city's past experiences with anthrax and terrorists attacks.

Parents were tense and anxious at Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest D.C., after learning that the school had been on lock down for more than an hour when the package was discovered.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30, 2015

Folk music descends on Vienna this weekend. Elsewhere in Virginia, jazz music takes over a performing arts venue. 

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You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Whet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.

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