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      D.C. hosts city-wide natural disaster exercise

      WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia is hosting a city-wide natural disaster exercise.

      The simulated disaster will take place at RFK Stadium in southeast Washington. It's sponsored by the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.

      Multiple local and federal agencies are expected to participate.

      The exercise will gauge the district's ability to give out bulk quantities of medicine and vaccinations, shelter and feed large quantities of people and successfully communicate through radio, among other capabilities.