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Water Outage Still Affecting 700 In Baltimore

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Crews now expect service to be restored by this evening, according to Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for Baltimore's Department of Public Works. Meanwhile they are bringing bottled drinking water to residents in the area.

Kocher says this is an example of the city's aging infrastructure.

"It's something that really over generations was out of sight and out of mind and now it's essentially time where these things have to be addressed," he says.

Kocher says the city is spending more than a billion dollars to refurbish and replace older lines such as this one.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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