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Ruining the Roller Coaster: Can the Appalachian Trail survive its pandemic popularity?

Hikers have overrun parts of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, including a hilly stretch in Virginia known as the Roller Coaster. Other national parks are also struggling with crowds seeking to escape the pandemic.
  • Aug 22, 2021
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Man claiming to have bomb near U.S. Capitol is in custody after standoff, police say

U.S. Capitol Police said a man drove a truck onto the sidewalk outside the Library of Congress. Police identified the man now in custody as Floyd Ray Roseberry.
  • Aug 19, 2021

The wildfire was everywhere. Could a school bus driver and 22 kids find a way out?

On Nov. 8, 2018, the deadliest wildfire in California history was tearing toward Paradise, putting children at Ponderosa Elementary in its path
  • Aug 19, 2021
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Military bases near Chesapeake Bay contaminated with ‘forever chemicals,’ new report warns

The Environmental Working Group said the biggest risk is that the chemicals might have flowed out of the groundwater at military sites in Maryland and Virginia and into the bay.
  • Aug 12, 2021
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New indoor masking policy in D.C. has quiet start, stirs old fears over virus

As new indoor masking rules took effect on Saturday in D.C., the normalcy that some residents had begun to feel when pandemic restrictions were lifted earlier was dashed.
  • Jul 31, 2021