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Earthquake Hits Union Station Cafe Hard

Many local businesses are still trying to determine the extent of the damage they incurred during yesterday's earthquake. Due to its location above most of the main level of Union Station, the Center Cafe there got hit harder than most.

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Washington Monument Closed After Earthquake Causes Cracks

The Washington Monument is a fixture in the nation's capital, but after yesterday's 5.8-magnitude earthquake, it's closed due to cracks.

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DCPS Flags 13 Schools For Further Analysis After Earthquake

Literally overnight, D.C. Public Schools' leaders changed their minds and went from all schools being open today to a district-wide shutdown in the wake of yesterday's earthquake. School officials say they were dealing with information that kept coming in throughout the night.

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Some Of Culpeper's Historic Buildings May Not Survive Earthquake

While much of the D.C. area is back to business as usual today after the earthquake, it's not so easy for those closer to the epicenter. The town of Culpeper, Va., located less than 40 miles north of the quake's epicenter, is facing a pretty hefty cleanup.

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National Cathedral Significantly Damaged In Earthquake

Officials at the National Cathedral say early damage estimates from the earthquake could be "millions" of dollars.

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Zoo Animals Knew About Earthquake Ahead of Time

The National Zoo says some of its animals knew about yesterday's quake well before any humans did.

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VA Governor: No Statewide State Of Emergency

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says there appears to be no major damage or injuries from a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit near Mineral, Va.

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