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Ceremony Marks Catoctin Aqueduct Restoration

A structure in the C&O Canal National Historical Park is getting some attention from federal officials.

The dedication today marks completion of a nearly $3 million restoration of the Catoctin Aqueduct. The stone structure was built in the 1870s to carry canal boats over the mouth of Catoctin Creek at the Potomac River.

It was known as the most beautiful of the canal's 11 aqueducts until two of its three arches collapsed in 1973 from frequent flooding.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) says the restoration is expected to attract more than a half-million visitors to the park annually.

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MTV's Rewinding The '90s With A New Channel

The '90s are back! Pokémon has taken over the world again. A Clinton is running for president. And now, MTV is reviving '90s favorites like Beavis and Butt-head on a new channel, MTV Classic.
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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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The Politics Hour – LIVE from Slim's Diner!

This special edition of the Politics Hour is coming to you live from Slim's Diner from Petworth in Northwest D.C.

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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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