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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Thursday - 5/2/2013, 12:53am  ET

The facts behind fast food

WTOP's Kristi King reports

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Read more from Reader's Digest: Healthy Fast Food? Don't Be Fooled By These Popular Choices


8:20 p.m. - Eric Adams, Men's Health

Our bad habits and why we keep them up

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7:50 p.m. - WTOP's Tech Guy Gregg Stebben

Facebook falls as Twitter rises

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7:30 p.m. - JJ Green, WTOP's National Security Correspondent

The latest developments on the Boston Marathon bombings.

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7:20 p.m. Capitals reporters Jonathan Warner, WTOP, and Brian McNally, Washington Examiner

What the Caps can expect from the Rangers

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6:20 p.m. Rachel Smolkin, deputy managing editor for POLITICO

House GOP spinning out of control

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5:50 p.m. Paul Fahri, Washington Post media reporter

Allbritton wants to sell ABC 7, other stations

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5:20 p.m. Major Garrett, chief White House correspondent for CBS News

White House debating next steps on Syria

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3:50 p.m. The latest update on Syria-U.S. relations

Aaron David Miller - Scholar with Woodrow Wilson Center and former advisor to six secretaries of state on Arab-Israeli negotiations

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3:20 p.m. More suspects implicated in Boston bombings

Andrew Cohen CBS News Chief Legal Analyst

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2:20 p.m. - Robert Greenwald, director of 'War on Whistleblowers'

Federal whistleblowers, noble or a crime?

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Did the Prince George's Co. School Board cross an ethical line?

WTOP's Kate Ryan reports

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12:50 p.m. Dave Ross, commentator

What the Pentagon knows about UFOs

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11:20 a.m. - Dr. Jeannine Downie, pediatric dermatology expert

How to keep kids' skin safe in the summer

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Data Doctors

Microsoft's two-step verification

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Snoopy, a 2-year-old beagle-mix, is looking for a forever-home. (Courtesy of the Washington Animal Rescue League)

10:10 a.m. - Matt Williams, spokesman, Washington Animal Rescue League

Meet Snoopy, WTOP's Pet of the Week

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WASHINGTON -- Disturbing reports in Japan of a new strain of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is causing concern in America, and research centers are working to find new combinations of drugs to combat the super-STD.

"What we're talking about is the common sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea -- that years and years ago was easily treated with a shot of penicillin -- that over the years has developed a resistance to commonly used antibiotics," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told WTOP on Wednesday.

"When you have that (in Japan), inevitably it spreads around the world," Fauci said.

Gonorrhea, sometimes nicknamed "the clap," is a common bacterial infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is estimated 820,000 Americans get new gonorrhea infections each year. It's spread through vaginal, anal and oral sex and symptoms include a burning sensation when urinating or a white, yellow or green discharge in both men and women.

Historically, the infection has been easily treated with antibiotics, Fauci said.

"This is a serious disease that we have to keep an eye on," Fauci said. "But I don't think it's appropriate to compare it to AIDS."

However, Fauci says the problem of drug-resistant bacteria should not be underestimated, and the CDC and National Institutes of Health are currently testing and recommending new combinations of drugs in anticipation of the resistant strain and "to stay a couple of steps ahead of the evolution of resistance."

7:50 a.m. - Dr. Anthony Fauci, director, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Super-STD: Gonorrhea

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6:50 a.m. - Nancy Cordes, CBS News congressional correspondent

White House wants solid evidence Syria has used chemical weapons.

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Bin Laden's death anniversary keeps Boston investigators vigilant

WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green reports.

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