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Why Are D.C.'s Official Weather Readings Measured in Virginia?

We dive in to the debate that's gone on for years: should Washington's temperature be taken across the river at Reagan National Airport?
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Researchers Explore Factors Contributing To Beach Injuries

What factors contribute to injuries at the beach? Researchers at the University of Delaware are looking into surf-zone injuries and comparing them to the conditions on the coast.

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2 Dead, 20 Injured At Eastern Shore Campground After Reports Of Tornado

Strong storms swept over Virginia's Eastern Shore on Monday, killing two and injuring nearly two dozen others at a campground.

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Can't Stand the Heat and Stuck in the Kitchen?

We consider ways to stay cool and eat well, even on the hottest days of the year.

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Ocean City Officials Urge July 4th Tourists Not To Change Plans

With Hurricane Arthur bearing down on the east coast, officials in Ocean City hope the effects on Independence Day festivities will be minimal.

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Maryland Reports First Two Heat-Related Deaths

Dr. Clifford Mitchell with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says the two victims had underlying medical conditions and were over 65, putting them at a higher risk of heat-related death.
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Can Better Design Save The Day In Future Natural Disasters?

The new "Designing for Disaster" exhibit at the National Building Museum explores how we can cope with natural disasters by building with resiliency in mind.

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Would A Floodwall Keep Old Town Dry?

The Alexandria City Council gave approval to a $5 million floodwall along the city's waterfront, but some critics say the plan won't work as they plan — or could even do more harm than good.

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It's Your Turn

It's your turn to weigh in on the week's headlines, including the wild week in Virginia politics.

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Shaping the City: Designing for Disaster

Though some communities are able to prepare for -- and mitigate -- disaster from rusted steel and even forces of nature, others struggle to update structures that remain vulnerable to time and the elements. We talk about how designers and engineers are finding new ways to build aesthetically pleasing, disaster-resilient structures amid changing weather patterns and building codes.

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