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Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 05:16 PM EDT

What Is Synthetic Marijuana and Why Is It Gaining Popularity?

What Is Synthetic Marijuana and Why Is It Gaining Popularity?

Synthetic marijuana has played a role in multiple accidents and crimes in the past several weeks: a woman stabbed her boyfriend, a homeless shelter experienced a mass overdose, and Mayor Muriel Bowser wants...

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 07:43 PM EDT

Laundry Pods Pose Dangers for Kids

Laundry Pods Pose Dangers for Kids

Industry changes are underway to make laundry pods pose less danger to children. Poison control centers have received about 32,000 calls since 2012 regarding the products. The industry is set to vote on...

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 07:11 PM EDT

Healthy Food Bus to Feed Prince William Co. Kids

Healthy Food Bus to Feed Prince William Co. Kids

A new partnership between the Capital Area Food Bank and Shoppers Food Warehouse delivers meals to kids in need in Prince William County.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:40 PM EDT

What to Know About the Uptick in Drug ODs

What to Know About the Uptick in Drug ODs

Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses the increase in drug overdoses, as well as treatments available.

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 06:30 AM EDT

Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him

Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him

A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 11:41 AM EDT

Nearly 10K Cases of Ranch Salad Dressing Recalled

Nearly 10K Cases of Ranch Salad Dressing Recalled

A New Jersey-based company is voluntarily recalling nearly 10,000 cases of Wish-Bone Ranch salad dressing sold in 24-ounce bottles after a customer alerted representatives the product was accidentally mixed with...

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 07:59 AM EDT

Council Approves Paid Sick Time Bill in Montgomery Co.

Council Approves Paid Sick Time Bill in Montgomery Co.

Montgomery County's council members have voted in favor of a bill that requires employers to give full-time employees seven paid sick days.

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 08:05 PM EDT

GMO Lamb With Jellyfish Protein Sold for Meat in France

GMO Lamb With Jellyfish Protein Sold for Meat in France

France's national agricultural institute is investigating how a lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with a jellyfish protein as part of a medical experiment was sold as meat. In a statement Tuesday...

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 05:25 PM EDT

Program Helps People With Disabilities Get Finances in Order

Program Helps People With Disabilities Get Finances in Order

A new government training program called Reach Outcomes, Acheive Dreams, Succeed, or ROADS, helps people with all kinds of disabilities track their finances. News4's Erika Gonzalez reports.

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 07:11 AM EDT

Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change: WH

Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change: WH

Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of...

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