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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: D.C.-area deer herds must be culled

    In the past decade, the deer population has been increasing exponentially in the Washington area, especially in suburban areas around the city. There are many problems associated with a large deer population. Deer are grazers that feed on seedlings and saplings in the forest, and that destroys the understory plant life, the deer's own habitat and the habitat of other organisms.


  • Bears' Cutler to start vs Lions on Sunday

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will start against the Detroit Lions on Sunday after missing one game with a groin muscle tear.


  • What time is the Redskins game Monday?

    What time is the Redskins game Monday? Kickoff is 7:10 p.m. at FedEx Field. Coverage begins on ESPN at 6:55 p.m.


  • Weapons and other evidence recovered from the gunman in Friday's deadly shooting rampage that left four people dead, in Santa Monica, Calif are displayed Saturday June 8, 2013, in Santa Monica. The gunman would kill a woman outside a school library before dying from police gunfire.(AP Photo/Tami Abdollah)

    Chief says Santa Monica killings were premeditated

    Santa Monica's police chief says the gunman who killed four people in a chaotic rampage planned the attack and had 1,300 rounds of ammunition.


  • Customers line up along Route 22 East at the US Gas, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Pohatcong Township, N.J., as the gas rationing ordinance goes into effect. Weary of cleaning up from the superstorm that battered the state and with more than 1 million of them still without power, New Jerseyans were handed a new challenge Saturday: rationed gas in the northern half of the state, a system that caused confusion, frustration and desperation. (AP Photo/The Express-Times, Stephen Flood)

    Where to find gas in New York and New Jersey

    With lines at gas stations stretching for blocks in areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy as people desperate to power generators for their homes or take refuge in other areas seek gasoline that, in many cases, can't be pumped because the refueling stations are themselves outside of power, a group connected to Rutgers University and students at New Jersey's Franklin High School is using technology to help people in those areas find fuel.


  • Homemade lemon doughnuts have more lemon zest than store-bought. (Associated Press)

    Doughnuts’ lemony zest gets baked in

    Lemon doughnuts generally involve fried dough filled with sticky, tart-sweet yellow goo that tastes more of sugar than of serious lemon.


  • Grilled fiesta shrimp recipe with black bean and corn. (Associated Press)

    It’s no sweat cooking shrimp with steam

    When we think of steaming, we generally think stovetop cooking. And during the heat of summer, that can make this healthy form of cooking seem very unappealing.


  • Cover story: Good contractors handle big surprises

    When Steve Briggs and Steve Weiss, principals with SAI Contractors in Cabin John, worked with homeowners in North Arlington to demolish their home and build a new one on their lot, they never expected to find three streams running underneath the site.


  • Mars rover passes driving test, looks to hit road

    Now that Curiosity passed its driving test on Mars, the six-wheel NASA rover set its sights on longer treks.


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