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Five Injured After Car Collides With Fire Truck

A civilian has been transported to a hospital with life threatening injuries after a fire engine and another vehicle collided.

Four firefighters were also injured in the collision and three have been transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

A spokesman for the fire department says it appears the fire engine was leaving a scene when it was struck by the other vehicle. The incident occurred at Drake Place and 53rd street in Southeast DC.

Emergency responders were called to the scene around noon.

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Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night's Video Music Awards on MTV.
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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.
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D.C. Department Shakeup Raises Questions About Pay-To-Play Politics

Turnover at a major D.C. government department is raising questions about local businesses, political contributions and influence in city politics.

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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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