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Repaving On Connecticut Avenue In Montgomery County Snarls Traffic

Drivers who use Connecticut Avenue inside the Beltway in Montgomery County might want to find an alternate route for the rest of the week.

The State Highway Administration is repaving the stretch of Connecticut Avenue, which in Maryland is also State Route 185, from the East-West Highway to the D.C. line.

The project started about two weeks ago, and as crews took the top two inches of asphalt off the road to do the repaving, they found the base pavement beneath in it was in extremely poor condition, meaning they had to use a different asphalt.

What that means for drivers: plenty of headaches, because that stretch of Connecticut Avenue is notoriously narrow. So to finish the repaving, two northbound lanes are scheduled to be closed today through Chevy Chase, meaning the afternoon rush hour will be brutal.

And then tomorrow, two southbound lanes will be shut down, creating a mess for the morning commute. The SHA urges drivers to try Wisconsin Avenue, State Route 355, as an alternate route.

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.
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Domino's Pizza Tests Drone Delivery In New Zealand

Don't expect the service soon. The head of a drone company told Reuters they have to figure out how to navigate "random hazards like power lines, moving vehicles and children in the backyard playing."
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In Stunning Reversal, Trump Suggests He'd 'Work With' Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

Donald Trump courted hard-liners on immigration in the primary campaign. But he signaled Wednesday night he'd be in favor of a path to legalization for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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