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Big-Box Stores' Hurricane Prep Starts Early

Retailers such as Walmart and Home Depot have turned hurricane preparation into a science — one that government emergency agencies have begun to embrace. They've deployed hundreds of trucks carrying everything from plywood to Pop-Tarts to stores in the storm's path.
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Mosquito Research Feels Bite Of Budget Cuts

State laboratories around the country are testing mosquitoes to warn people about the presence of West Nile virus, but funding cuts at the federal and state levels are threatening some of those labs.
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New Buoy Seeks To Boost Security

The Navy is testing a new kind of surveillance technology on the front lines of homeland security in our area. On a narrow stretch of the Potomac between Maryland and Virginia, there's a quiet sentinel looking out for our safety.

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NASA To Send Experimental Rockets Into Orbit

A day after launching its last shuttle into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida -- NASA hopes to send experimental rockets into orbit from Virginia's Eastern shore.

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Maryland Lawmakers Hope To Restore Funding For Generation Space Telescope

Some local lawmakers are up in arms over plans to cut funding for the next generation space telescope.

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Virginia Tech Opens New Research Center In D.C. Area

Virginia Tech has opened a new research center in Northern Virginia, extending the school's presence in the Washington region.

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Wallops Island Will Still See NASA Action After Shuttle Program Ends

Millions of Americans will watch, next month, as the space shuttle blasts off for the last time. But the nation's space program will continue, and much of the action will be on Virginia's Wallops Island.

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