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STERLING, Va. (AP) Customs and Border Protection says a drug-sniffing dog found 21 pounds of marijuana hidden in packages of chocolate shipped to Washington-Dulles International Airport. The marijuana was headed to New York. It has an estimated street value of nearly $17,000.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) John Hall has been named director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's field office in Richmond. His appointment was announced today.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Drenching rain has prompted Virginia to close seven rivers and creeks in Hampton Roads to shellfish harvesting. The Virginia Department of Health said yesterday the emergency closure includes the Pagan, Nansemond, Back, Poquoson and Lynnhaven rivers, and Chuckatuck Creek.

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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.
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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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