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Bao eats her frozen fruit cake last year. (Photo: Jim and Pam Jenkins)

Weekend Guide

Nine Things to Do This Weekend in the DMV The weather may still be shouting summer, but this weekend’s events are hinting at fall’s arrival with the Redskins’ first preseason home game on Friday. The Shakespeare Theatre Co.’s annual Free for All is also back with The Tempest, and
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Do you just have the common cold or a more serious virus? (Photo: Shutterstock)

Cold Season

Viruses Can Spread When Jack Frost Nips A cure for the common cold isn’t in the crystal ball of an infectious diseases researcher and physician at St. Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development. “There’s not likely to be a vaccine or cure developed because colds don’t kill
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