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Hurricane Sandy Hits The Washington Region

The full strength of Hurricane Sandy won't hit the Washington region for several more hours, but the storm is already wreaking havoc across the area. Federal and state offices, school systems and transit networks have all shut down on account of the weather. We'll get an update from reporters and officials about how the region is preparing for the hurricane, and get the latest on what we can expect from the weather.

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Dominion Virginia Power

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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