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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Bob Hainey
Hurricane Irene knocked out power this weekend to nearly 500,000 customers in the region, but the area escaped much heavier damage seen in central Virginia and Southern Maryland.
It could take days to restore power to hundreds of thousands of people in and around Washington after a storm downed power lines and trees and left four people dead, officials said Monday.
Major power lines were down, electric poles were broken, and numerous transformers were damaged, he said.
Because the damage was so widespread, it was unclear when most people would get their power back, Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey said.