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How Do D.C. Area Schools Decide When There's A Snow Day?

Sure, it's hot outside, but winter will be upon us before long. And with winter comes the perennial question: will tomorrow be a snowday? Area educators explain what goes into the decision.

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From Relief Workers To Residents: Former Washingtonians Help Rebuild New Orleans

It's been a decade since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, but two former D.C. residents who founded the non-profit St. Bernard Project say there's still plenty of rebuilding to do.

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10 Years Later: Hurricane Katrina And The Long Struggle For Recovery In New Orleans

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, we look at the struggle to rebuild and why recovery efforts aren't spread equitably across the city.

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What A Supercharged El Niño Would Mean For The D.C. Region

Around the equator, the Pacific Ocean is warming up. The phenomenon is known as El Niño. And right now it's getting stronger. What does it mean for the Washington region?
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Al Roker: "The Storm of the Century"

On September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds slammed into Galveston, Texas. When the storm had passed, the city was gone, making it the most devastating natural disaster in American history.

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The Supreme Court Rules on King v. Burwell

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this morning that the federal government may continue to provide tax subsidies to lower income individual and families who signed up for health insurance on federally run health exchanges. Join us for an update on the decision and its implications

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Hundreds Brave Frigid Temperatures To Celebrate Kite Festival

There was plenty of wind to lift kites of all shapes and sizes at the National Blossom Kite Festival Sunday; at least for those who could brave the cold.

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It's A Snow Day; Winter Storm Warning Effective Through 9 P.M.

The D.C. region is getting socked with snow Thursday morning, closing schools and the federal government, and forecasts call for the wet stuff to continue through the evening.

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Monsoons, Typhoons, Volcanic Ash: Other Countries' Snow Day Equivalents

Kids in many parts of the U.S. are used to getting days off school because of snow. In other countries, monsoons or volcanic ash might be the reason the school bell doesn't ring.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 17, 2015

These two productions put the spotlight on women, but in different ways.

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