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Washington's Top News -- Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Here's a look at some of the day's top stories from WTOP.

Updated 45 minutes, 02 seconds ago

Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

Redskins players show solidarity with Ferguson protest with 'Hands up, don't shoot' gesture

Updated 58 minutes, 58 seconds ago

From Taney to D.C., baseball takes root

While the Taney Dragons make national headlines at the Little League World Series, the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy takes aim at a long-term grassroots baseball program here in D.C.

Updated 1 hours, 29 minutes ago

D.C. Beer Week: The best events to attend

With several events on tap for D.C.'s annual Beer Week, it can be difficult to figure out which events to choose -- from tap takeovers to dinners to educational panels. Here are the best bets.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 01:02am EDT
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Georgetown's Mr. Smith's may get new home

A legendary local piano bar is being forced to move, but it may have found a new home.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 12:27am EDT

Nationals win 8th straight, beat Diamondbacks 8-1

Cakewalk instead of walk-off: Nationals win 8th straight, beat Diamondbacks 8-1

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 11:48pm EDT

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 11:20pm EDT

Historic ship docks in D.C. for visitors to tour

The sleek and majestic 100-foot Pride of Baltimore slipped under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and is now docked at the Washington Navy Yard, welcoming visitors, free of charge, over the next six days.

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 11:15pm EDT

Brown and Hogan attend governor's race forum

Brown and Hogan take questions from residents of Catonsville retirement community

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 11:00pm EDT

80,000 acres off Maryland leased for wind energy

US auctions 80,000 acres off Maryland wind energy development

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 11:00pm EDT

NHL concussion lawsuits consolidated in Minnesota

3 concussion lawsuits filed by former NHL players consolidated under 1 judge in Minnesota

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 11:00pm EDT

Va. mom dies after hornet sting

On a typical Saturday afternoon earlier this month, Melodye Creason decided to trim back the azaleas in front of her family's Annandale home before running an errand. It was a life changing decision, says her husband of 24 years, Rich Creason.

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 10:22pm EDT
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Republican wins special Va. state senate race

Republican wins special election; victory allows GOP to maintain senate control in Virginia

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 10:20pm EDT

Defense: Ex-governor's wife took credit for loans

Defense: Texts show ex-governor's wife claiming credit for arranging loans at heart of trial

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 09:37pm EDT

D.C. wants more time to consider gun laws

The District has asked for more time to sort out its gun laws and consider an appeal following a judge's overturning of the handgun ban in public.

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 07:10pm EDT

Same old story for Redskins' RG3: He can't slide

Same old story for Redskins' RG3: He takes hits in open field and can't slide

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 06:27pm EDT

Witness describes outbursts by ex-governor's wife

Defense witness in former Va. governor's corruption trial describes his wife's outbursts

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 06:09pm EDT

New trail connects visitors to Virginia oysters

New trail connects visitors with Virginia's oyster industry amid largest harvest since 1987

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 05:59pm EDT

Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

American history museum adds LGBT history to collection, including items from 'Will and Grace'

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 05:52pm EDT

Nationals' McLouth (shoulder) out for season

Nationals' Nate McLouth out for season with shoulder injury; outfielder will have surgery

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 05:50pm EDT
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