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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28:  People walk a bike at the Tidal Basin under the cherry blossoms, with the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in the background,  March 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. The annual 16-day National Cherry Blossom Festival will run thru April 10.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Metro To Halt Weekend Work For Cherry Blossoms

Metro says it won’t conduct any maintenance work over the next four weekends because of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

03/23/2012

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Baltimore Plays To Aid Theater Arts In Japan Hit By 2011 Tsunami

It’s been exactly one year since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of Japan. This weekend, Baltimore has taken center stage in an effort to help theater arts in that region.

03/11/2012

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Metro’s New Rail Cars Delayed For 5 Months

Metro officials say a delivery of new rail cars intended to replace the oldest units in its fleet will be delayed for five months.

12/16/2011

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Cal Ripken LIVE

The great Cal Ripken joined The Norris & Davis Show to discuss his recent trip to Japan, Albert Pujols & his possible move, The O’s & more.

105.7 The Fan–12/07/2011

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BLOG: Making A Difference Overseas

In 2007 Cal Ripken was named a Public Diplomacy Envoy to the U.S. State Department. Essentially that makes him a goodwill ambassador representing our nation.

11/23/2011

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Ripken Visits Japanese Youth In Tsunami-Hit Area

Cal Ripken Jr. took a message of hope and perseverance to Japanese children affected by the March 11
earthquake and tsunami.

11/15/2011

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Japanese Kids Play Ball With Cal Ripken Jr.

Some Japanese children who lost everything in the tsunami were in Harford County working out with Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken Jr.

08/17/2011

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Ripken Leading Sports Exchange With Japanese Youth

A new job for the Iron Man. Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. takes his love for baseball overseas.

08/09/2011

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Ex-Teacher In Va. Gets 25 Years For Child Porn

A former teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on child pornography charges after admitting a decades-long pattern of molesting teenage boys in the United States and Japan.

05/26/2011

Fukushima Daiichi – Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan

NRC Task Force: U.S. Nuclear Plants Still Safe

A federal task force on Thursday vouched anew for the safety of U.S. nuclear power plants in the aftermath of the Japanese crisis.

05/12/2011

Peach Bottom nuclear plant

WJZ Investigates The Safety Of Nearby Nuclear Power Plants

Recent power failures at nuclear plants in Tuscaloosa, Ala.— where the backup system worked— and Fukushima, Japan— where it didn’t— make you wonder what would happen here. Thousands of Marylanders live in the shadow of nearby nuclear power plants.

04/28/2011

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Low Dose Radiation From Japanese Nuclear Crisis Found In Maryland

Radiation from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plants has been found in Maryland.

04/05/2011

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