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Talk About Timing: Pepco Rate Hike On Maryland PSC's Docket

In what could be the most unfortunate timing ever, electric utility Pepco's proposed rate hike will come up for a vote at the Maryland Public Service commission next week — just days after the region's massive power outages. 

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Pepco Restores Majority Of Outages, But Pace Expected To Slow

Pepco had some good news for customers yesterday, but the company will still have to face tough questions from the Montgomery County Council in two weeks. 

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Storm Recovery Efforts Continue Throughout Region

The entire D.C. area is still cleaning up after a massive storm ripped through the region Friday night. Thousands are still without power and many public buildings are closed. 

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La Source: Helping a Haitian Village Survive

A university janitor is the unlikely subject of a documentary film. But in his home country of Haiti, Josue Lajeunesse is helping his village survive.

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Hurricanes, Tornadoes & Severe Storms: Are you ready?

Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Severe Storms. Early-warning can protect people and property when severe weather hits. But how do you get people to actually HEED the warnings?

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New Clues about the Sinking of Titanic

It's been 100 years since the British ocean liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic, killing more than 1,500 people. Now, high-definition images made possible by advances in optical technology offer new clues about the ship’s violent descent to the sea floor.

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Navy F-18 Jet Crashes In Virginia Beach

A Navy F-18 jet has gone down on a residential neighborhood of Virginia Beach, Va. According to reports, two airmen safely ejected and have been transported to a local hospital.

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Learning from the Octopus

Marine ecologist Rafe Sagarin tells us what humans can learn from the way octopi, fiddler crabs, marmots and schools of fish react to threats.

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Virginia Residents Urged To Check Quake Coverage

Many residents of Virginia were caught flat-footed by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake last August, so regulators are uging homeowners to check to see if their insurance coverage prepares them for future tremors.

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National Cathedral Repairs Now Estimated At $20 Million

Officials with the National Cathedral now say that repair costs are expected to exceed initial projections -- totalling in the area of $20 million.

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