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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

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Report outages online

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

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From Medical Maggots To Stench Soup, 'Grunt' Explores The Science Of Warfare

When it comes to curiosity, science writer Mary Roach describes herself as someone who is "very out there." Her new book, Grunt, looks at some scientific developments that help keep soldiers safe.
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Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

The country's largest beer producer, Empresas Polar, halted operations because the government restricted access to imported barley. But the president has pinned the entire food crisis on Polar.
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Donald Trump Attacks Federal Judge Involved In Trump University Case

Donald Trump continues to face lawsuits over his for-profit education company, Trump University. Trump accused federal judge Gonzalo Curiel of bias in one case, and said the judge, who is from Indiana, "happens to be, we believe, Mexican." NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Washington Post political reporter Tom Hamburger about the case.
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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

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