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Movie Myths vs. Reality
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Astronomers are buzzing over the scientific accuracy of two summer movies, both fanciful accounts of objects from space that menace Earth and the heroic measures taken to save the planet. (Artist rendering–NASA)

The Eagles Have Landed Here!
There now are more bald eagles along the Chesapeake within a few dozen miles of Washington than there were in the entire continental United States in the mid-1960s. (National Audubon Society)

Years Before the Civil War, Washington Slaves Made a Bid for Freedom
On the evening of April 15, 1848, 77 slaves slipped away from their quarters in and near Washington. They boarded the 54-ton, bay-craft schooner Pearl in the Potomac River and set sail in search of freedom. (The Granger Collection)
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