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Alexandria Seeking The City's Best Landscaping

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The Alexandria Beautification Commission is looking for exemplary cases of landscaping in the area.
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The Alexandria Beautification Commission is looking for exemplary cases of landscaping in the area.

The call is out to the find the most beautiful landscaping in Alexandria. The City's Beautification Commission is currently looking for residents, organizations and businesses that have gone above and beyond when it comes to beautifying the city.

There are four categories: residential, commercial, public and service. Entries are judged on the use of texture, color, plant material, neighborhood context, marked improvements and overall appearance.

Nominations must be received by Friday, May 11.

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Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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