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Smithsonian Begins Creating U.S. Agriculture Archive

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is collecting stories about agriculture innovations for a future exhibition on American business.

03/19/2013

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The 10 Worst U.S. Cities For Traffic Congestion

Los Angeles and San Francisco tied for second place. Guess who came in number one.

02/25/2013

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Beyond The Textbooks: What’s Really Working In The Classroom?

The U.S. lags behind other countries when it comes to preparing students for science, engineering and math courses. One group of writers believes that more media attention could boost the number of interested students.

02/08/2013

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51 Nifty United States? New Bill Would Give D.C. Statehood

Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has introduced a bill that would make the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state.

01/24/2013

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Winter Is Good Time To Spot Bald Eagles In Md.

When the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, bald eagles had nearly disappeared from most of the United States. The lower 48 states were home to barely 400 nesting pairs of bald eagles, due primarily to widespread use of the pesticide DDT.

01/16/2013

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Rep. Edwards To Hold Open House

Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards will host an open house.

01/03/2013

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Shifting Demographics: In The U.S., More Women Drive Than Men

According to new research, men are less likely than women to drive after age 45.

11/15/2012

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Eastern U.S. Braces For Dangerous Superstorm

From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns Sunday buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm that could endanger 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, with forecasters warning that the New York area could get the worst of it — an 11-foot wall of water.

10/28/2012

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U.S. Roads Are In Terrible Shape: Can Taxes Fix Them?

Many roads in the U.S. are in desperate need of repairs or upgrades. Current taxation probably isn’t enough.

10/17/2012

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Do Electric Motorcycles Have A U.S. Future?

While electric car sales have been relatively slow, electric bike sales have just about been a non-starter.

10/17/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Who Is Your Favorite U.S. First Lady?

09/28/2012

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Did Battle, And U.S. Future, Hang On Thread Of Fate?

From as far away as Minnesota, Colorado and Ohio they came, more than 30 members of the Bloss and Mitchell families who converged on the hallowed Civil War fighting grounds of rural Maryland.

09/16/2012

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