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D.C. Swimming Pools Open For Summer

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The District's swimming pools are official open for the summer.
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The District's swimming pools are official open for the summer.

The Department of Parks and Recreation opened the city's 19 swimming pools, 11 spray parks and five children's pools this weekend. The outdoor aquatic facilities will remain open through the Memorial Day weekend from noon to 6 p.m.

Indoor pools, recreation facilities and community centers will be closed Monday.

After the Memorial Day weekend, outdoor pools will be open on weekends only until June 17, when city schools close for the summer.

After June 17, outdoor pools will open six days a week and close one day a week for cleaning and maintenance.

The pools are free for city residents.

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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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