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5 Things to Know Today, Sept. 26: Cupcakes, Solar Decathlon and More

Mini-bites of news to start your morning.

1. WaterShed Diagram

The Washington Post has a diagram of the WaterShed, the University of Maryland's entry in the Solar Decathlon. It's a competition to award the collegiate team that designs the best solar-powered house. Right now, Maryland is ahead in points, according to the event website, but there's still a lot of competition left.

2. Flu Season Almost Here

Did you know that the percentage of Marylanders who had flu shots last year surpassed any other state? Health officials are encouraging anyone 6-months and older to get flu shots as the flu season approaches this year.

3. A Day for Comics

It's National Comic Book Day. How about a visit to ?

4. Cupcakes

Today's Featured Facebook Page belongs to College Park Cupcakes. Unfortunately, as announced on the wall, the business won't start up this fall as hoped. Still, founder Melia Stuppy said on the info page that she hopes to open the cupcake business near the University of Maryland campus in the future.

5. Rain

There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., but the chance of precipitation is only 30 percent, increasing to 40 percent by nighttime. Expect a high near 78 degrees and a low around 67 degrees.

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