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“The timing was perfect for the peak blooming of the Yoshino Cherry Trees in Washington on Tuesday March 29, 2011.  According to the National Park Service and also my accounts from my trip show peak bloom was officially reached midday on March 29th, 2011.”--Photos by James Schuyler

Peak Bloom Dates Announced For Cherry Blossoms

Washington’s famous cherry tree blooms are expected to be at their best between March 26 and March 30.

03/04/2013

A New Jersey Natural Gas technician inspects a leaking gas main under a Hurricane Sandy-damaged home on Oct. 31, 2012, in Long Beach Island, N.J. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sandy Likely Biggest U.S. Relief Effort Since 2005

Widespread destruction from Superstorm Sandy will likely make for the largest U.S. relief effort by the American Red Cross and others since Hurricane Katrina.

11/09/2012

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

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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

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