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D.C. Area Prepares For Tree Recycling

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Counties and cities in the D.C. area offer different plans for transporting and recycling live Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands. Many will pick them up on regular trash and recycling routes.

Some, including Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland, as well as the city of Alexandria in Virginia, will use those trees to create mulch available to residents in the spring.

Counties urge residents to remove bags, stands, lights and decorations from trees before pick up or drop off. They also encourage residents to consider backyard composting.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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