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Families Of Metro Crash Victims Share Raw Emotions

Two years ago, a packed rush-hour Metro train traveling at nearly full-speed crashed into another train near the Fort Totten station. It was the deadliest accident in Metro's history. Families shared grief, and anger, at a memorial service Wednesday.

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Pets Find Shelter In D.C. After Alabama Tornado

Thirty-seven dogs and four cats rescued in the aftermath of the tornadoes that struck Alabama are now calling the District home. The pets are now being cared for at the Washington Animal Rescue League, after a 17-hour, life-saving trip in an animal ambulance.

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Pets Rescued From Tornado Brought To D.C. Shelter

The tornado that devastated Alabama has also wreaked havoc with thousands of pets. The Tuscaloosa animal shelter has seven times more abandoned and hurt animals than usual. Some of those displaced pets are hoping to find a home in the District.

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Improperly Installed Gas Appliance Caused Rockville Blast

A spokesman for the Montgomery County, Md., Fire Department says an improperly installed gas appliance caused the explosion that leveled a Rockville house early Wednesday morning.

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Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency

UPDATE: Officials have reduced the number of storm deaths in Virginia to five, rather than eight. Four of the five deaths were in Washington County.

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University Of Maryland Professor Helps Digitize Disaster Relief

The earthquake in Japan wrought massive destruction in that country, and part of the humanitarian need there -- and in any disaster -- is the need for information.

Now, a group of volunteers from around the globe, including one local professor, are working to make sure that in the future responders and refugees might help and be helped as fast as possible.

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Fire Spokesman: Georgetown Flooding 'Could Have Been Prevented' By Floodwall

Authorities in D.C. say a coastal flood warning remains in effect along the Potomac River. That includes Washington Harbor in Georgetown, the scene of flooding Monday. Many are questioning why floodwalls, which are supposed to protect property there, were not in place.

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