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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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Prince George's County Emergency Website Upgraded

Residents of Prince George's County can now register on a website to receive alerts via email, text and pagers in the event of emergencies or severe weather.

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Washington Monument Gets $7.5M Donation For Repairs

A billionaire philanthropist has stepped in with a $7.5 million donation to help repair the earthquake damage to the Washington Monument.

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Virginia Gets DOT Funds For Road Repairs

The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving Virginia more than $2 million to compensate for damage to area roads and bridges suffered during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

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Woodbridge Flood Victims Petition FEMA

Residents of Woodbridge, Va. are petitioning FEMA for individual assistance, arguing that deciding  when to give aid based on the value of property destroyed is unfair to citizens with lower income.

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SBA Steps Up To Provide Disaster Aid To Va.

While FEMA denied Virginia's request for federal disaster assistance following Tropical Storm Lee, the Small Business Association is stepping up to provide relief to area businesses and residents.

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Washington Monument Repairs Planned For Next Week

Engineers will be back rappelling down the Washington Monument next week for repair work. The monument sustained cracks in this summer's 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

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