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Before Black Lung, The Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Killed Hundreds

Sunday, January 20, 2019

One of the worst industrial disasters in American history is a forgotten example of the dangers of silica, the toxic dust behind the modern black lung epidemic in Appalachia.

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Veterans Struggling After Sexual Assault Increasingly Turn To Service Dogs

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Though the VA provides veterinary benefits for service dogs assigned to people with physical disabilities, it does not currently recognize psychiatric service dogs for treatment.

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Say 'I Do' Without The Sweat: Wedding Pros Share How They Beat The Heat

Sunday, September 02, 2018

As the planet loses mild weather days because of climate change, wedding professionals are devising creative ways to keep cakes fresh and guests cool.

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Teachers Turning To Free Supply Shops To Outfit Their Classrooms

Friday, August 17, 2018

Teachers say supply swaps are making a real dent in the amount of money they pay every year out of pocket for classroom supplies.

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At Supply Swap, A Teacher's Discarded Blackboard Is Another's Blank Slate

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Teachers can spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, of their own money on school supplies for their classrooms. In Baltimore, there's a way for teachers to shop for free.

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Service Dog Registries To Streamline Travel For Veterans With 'Invisible Injuries'

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Service dog providers are developing registries that airlines and other travel companies could use to verify the legitimacy of service dogs for veterans with psychological disabilities.

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Washington Capitals Fans Fill The Streets With Red To Celebrate Stanley Cup Win

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

They're showing up in commemorative Capitals T-shirts and carrrying signs, flags and — of course — Stanley Cup replicas.

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Black Lung Study Finds Biggest Cluster Ever Of Fatal Coal Miners' Disease

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The cluster, found in central Appalachia and first reported by NPR, indicates that a disease once thought to be on the decline is still a common killer among coal miners.

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A Look Behind The Scenes As Haunted Houses Try To Get The Perfect Scream

Friday, October 27, 2017

Haunted attractions can spend the money on great, gory props, but when it comes to being scary, nothing beats properly trained employees. At Cox Farms just outside of Washington, D.C., the preparation for the Fields of Fear includes scare training.

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