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The second dose of coronavirus vaccine might make you sick. Here's why that's a good thing.

Flu-like symptoms are an expected side effect from second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccines.
  • May 10, 2021

Overcoming climate anxiety could be the secret to real change

Psychological research shows that climate change can alter an individual's mental health both directly and indirectly, impacting how we respond to this crisis.
  • Apr 22, 2021

Suspect charged after eight people killed in Atlanta-area shootings

Eight people, including six Asian women, were fatally shot at three Atlanta-area spas on March 16. Police have arrested Robert Aaron Long as the suspect.
  • Mar 17, 2021

How Novavax uses moth cells to create its coronavirus vaccine

Novavax, a biotech company out of Gaithersburg, Md., uses recombinant protein technology to create their coronavirus vaccine.
  • Mar 3, 2021

How Texas's independent power grid failed under pressure

Texas's independent power grid was crippled under high demand and damaging weather after a historic cold snap hit the U.S. over Presidents' Day weekend.
  • Feb 16, 2021

What D.C. can expect for the weekend's snow

The D.C. area is expecting its largest snowfall in two years with 4 to 8 inches of snow beginning on Sunday, Jan. 31. More is possible early next week.
  • Jan 29, 2021

How to properly wear a double mask

As new variants of the coronavirus spread within the United States, health professionals have suggested that Americans wear two masks.
  • Jan 28, 2021

Health-care workers share what the coronavirus vaccine means to them

Health-care workers across the U.S. received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine following its Dec. 11 authorization by the FDA.
  • Dec 18, 2020

Mid-Atlantic, Northeast hit with first winter storm of the season

A winter storm hit parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on the night of Dec. 16, resulting in accumulations exceeding 40 inches in areas.
  • Dec 17, 2020

Living in quarantine has led to a lot more waste. This store is trying to fix it.

Justin Marino, owner of Mason & Greens in Alexandria, Va., explains zero-waste living and how the pandemic has impacted the lifestyle.
  • Dec 9, 2020
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