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Federal Funds Sought For National Cathedral Repairs

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is seeking $15 million of federal disaster funds to go towards the repairs of the National Cathedral, which was damaged in the August earthquake.

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First Responders Train For Terrorism, Emergency Rescues

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Capital Shield 2012, a joint exercise between area first responders and the military that simulates rescues from terrorist attacks and natural disasters, wrapped up on Wednesday.

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National Cathedral: Spires Removed For Repair

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A crane began lowering pinnacles off the National Cathedral today so they can be repaired of the damage they sustained during the Aug. 23 earthquake that struck the region.

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Va. Requests FEMA Funds For Flood Damage

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In the wake of the flooding that struck Virginia in September, Governor Bob McDonnell is seeking disaster status, in order to receive funds from FEMA.

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FEMA Denies Virginia Aid Following Quake

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FEMA has denied Virginia officials' request for aid, following the August earthquake that left an estimated $15 million in property damage.

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Physical And Emotional Mess Remains After Va. Flooding

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The community in Woodbridge, Va. is still struggling to pick up the pieces after Tropical Storm Lee rendered dozens of residences uninhabitable.

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Washington Monument Climbers Finish Up

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The engineers that have captivated the D.C. region by rappelling outside of the Washington Monument wrapped up their inspection for earthquake damage on Wednesday.

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National Cathedral Repairs To Cost $25M

Officials at the National Cathedral now say it will cost upwards of $25 million to repair the damage caused by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the region in August. 

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