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Afghan Refugee Can Stay In U.S. Despite Assault Case

An appeals court has ruled that an Afghan refugee granted asylum in 1999 can stay in the U.S. despite pleading guilty to second-degree assault on a Montgomery County police officer.

05/19/2013

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Nissan Cuts Prices On 7 U.S. Models

Nissan is cutting its prices, hoping its cars and trucks will show up in more internet searches.

05/01/2013

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U.S. Seeks Voluntary Limits On Car Touch Screens

The government is asking automakers to put stronger limits on drivers’ interaction with in-car touch screens.

04/25/2013

“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

New Plaza In D.C. To Honor Origin Of Cherry Blossoms

A 360-year-old Japanese stone lantern that is lit each year at the National Cherry Blossom Festival to commemorate the relationship between the United States and Japan will soon have a more prominent place on the National Mall.

04/04/2013

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Autism Rates Underestimated In U.S.

A new government report suggests the number of children with autism in the U.S. is underestimated.

03/27/2013

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Audi’s Smart LED Headlights Banned In The U.S.

Audi has improved the common headlight. But they are not allowed in the U.S.

03/26/2013

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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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