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Superstorm Sandy: The Fallout

The "superstorm" Sandy ripped through the Mid-Atlantic region on Monday. Hundreds of thousands of Washington area residents lost power, and millions more on the East Coast woke up without electricity. Government offices, schools and public transportation remain closed. And coastal area residents are also just beginning the work of damage assessment and repair. We get an update from public officials, utilities and reporters who are following the storm's aftermath.

Report Power Outages And Contact Local Utilities

Pepco

Map power outages

Report outages online

Report outages, downed wires and life-threatening emergencies by telephone at 1-877-737-2662 (1-877-PEPCO-62)

Pepco's mobile app

Dominion Virginia Power

Map power outages

Report outages online

Report outages and check repair status by telephone at 1-866-366-4357

Baltimore Gas and Electric

Map power outages

Report outages online

Report outages by telephone at 1-877-778-2222

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It Takes A Nation: Art For Social Justice At The American University Museum

As the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, graphic artist Emory Douglas created striking visual images for the movement's publications and posters.

NPR

Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now encouraged at some upscale urban restaurants catering to wealthy young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.
WAMU 88.5

It Takes A Nation: Art For Social Justice At The American University Museum

As the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, graphic artist Emory Douglas created striking visual images for the movement's publications and posters.

WAMU 88.5

DDOT Questions Metro's Ability To Protect People With Disabilities For Ride-Hailing Paratransit Trips

As Metro looks to reduce the cost of its expensive MetroAccess paratransit service, they're turning to ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to provide low-cost trips. Some critics say they represent a race to the bottom.

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