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Heat Wave Killed 3 People In Maryland Last Week

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So far this year, nine people in Maryland have died from heat-related problems. The latest victims are a man in Prince George's county, a man in Somerset county and a woman in Baltimore.

While the elderly are more vulnerable to heat stroke, two of last week's victims were under the age of 65. All of them had underlying health problems.

Last week's record-setting temperatures caused the number of heat victims seeking treatment in Maryland emergency rooms to soar, from 43 on Wednesday to 115 on Friday, when temperatures reached their peak in most areas of the state.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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Obama's Trip To Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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