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New Threat To Pedestrians In Montgomery County: Parking Lots

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Pedestrian deaths in Montgomery County are up by about 60 percent this year—and many of those deaths aren't happening on the road.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that close to 30 percent of all pedestrian deaths in Montgomery County this year have happened in parking lots. In 2013, a total of 11 pedestrians have died in the county, three of which took place in parking lots. In 2012, six pedestrians died on county roads.

The organization says that nationwide about 20 percent of all vehicle crashes happen in supermarket or mall parking lots.

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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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Spurned Sanders Supporters Disrupt Day 1 Of DNC With Boos And Jeers

Outside the convention, supporters of Bernie Sanders demonstrated against what they said was a rigged system, while the atmosphere turned chaotic inside the convention hall.
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The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous 90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

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