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Friday, August 3, 2012

Door to Door: Penn Quarter, D.C., And Lake Arbor, Md.

This week, we visit Penn Quarter in Northwest D.C., and Lake Arbor, Md.

D.C. Dives: Inside the Quarry House Tavern

In our second installment of D.C. Dives, we ramble into the basement of an Indian restaurant to visit the historic Quarry House Tavern.

Working A Shift With A Veteran Lifeguard

We tag along on a shift with veteran lifeguard Devin Rudnick.

Expert Gardeners Work To Make Plants Thrive In Summer Heat

The pros at the U.S. Botanic Garden take us inside their efforts to keep plants resilient in this summer's blistering heat.

Teaching And Testing: DCPS Tackles HIV

We look at the challenges of educating young people about HIV, and how D.C. public schools have dramatically changed how they teach sex education.

Federal Workers Feel The Heat Amid Smaller Government Debate

Federal workers are feeling increasingly frustrated as the nation debates how to create a smaller, more efficient federal government.

From A To B: Virginia Gears Up For New Beltway HOT Lanes

Virginia is nearing completion on a $2 billion HOT lanes project on the Beltway. Supporters say this public-private partnership is a win for commuters and taxpayers, but some people are still skeptical about the project's merits.

UMD Researchers Let it Burn In The Name of Science

Researchers at the University of Maryland are learning more about how fires spread - and how to control the blazes.

Groundbreaking NASA Mission Studies Space Weather

We head to NASA Goddard to learn more about space weather, solar cycles and an upcoming launch to study radiation belts near Earth.

This Week On Metro Connection: Feeling The Heat

From scientists studying fire to lifeguards working in the blistering sun, we meet people who are "feeling the heat" around Washington, D.C.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

FAA, NTSB Investigate After Near-Collision Over National Airport

There was a close call involving three airborne planes near Reagan National Airport Wednesday, and federal officials are now investigating what happened. 

Camp Runway Lets D.C. Teens Show Off Their Designs

Some teens learned design and sewing skills at Camp Runway as part of the District's summer jobs program. 

Virginia Democrats Hold Hasty Caucus For Englin's Seat

Democrats in Northern Virginia are throwing together a caucus this week to select a candidate to run for the vacant seat of former Del. David Englin.

Capital Bikeshare Going To College

Gallaudet University will be the first school in D.C. to get its own Capital Bikeshare station, when its opened on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Maryland Man Who Threatened Workplace Charged With Misdemeanor

The Crofton, Md. man who threatened to shoot up his workplace will only draw a misdemeanor penalty for telephone misuse, according to authorities, because threats do not as yet constitute a felony.