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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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Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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Pitching A 'Clintonville' Protest During The Democratic Convention

Anti-poverty activists organized a tent city in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods to protest the Democratic National Convention.
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How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

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