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Trust Seeks Volunteers To Work At National Mall

A nonprofit group that's working to restore the National Mall is seeking volunteers to help guide the park's millions of visitors. 

The Trust for the National Mall is working to expand its volunteer corps from 35 participants to at least 100 volunteers by the end of the year. The group's volunteers focus on areas of the mall without monuments and memorials. Those areas aren't covered by National Park Service volunteers and personnel. 

The Trust's volunteers help visitors find their way to sites, provide educational tours and offer historic information about the park, says Caroline Cunningham, president of the group. They'll need 100 volunteers trained and in place in time for the presidential inauguration in January. 

The program began last year under a grant from the Boeing Co. 

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How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is the New Black all weekend.
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Virginia Man Turning Waste Heat Into Rooftop Greenhouses

How can the U.S. improve food security? One Charlottesville native is pioneering the construction of greenhouses on buildings to take advantage of their waste heat.

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Gun Violence In America

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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