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Thu Oct 10th, 2013

Students learn digital mapping skills, target jobs

Participants in 4-H National Youth Science Day have hands-on experience in one of the fastest growing occupational fields in the country - spatial technologies, including GIS and GPS mapping.

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Wed Oct 09th, 2013

Minimum wage effort would raise hourly rate across D.C. metro area

The "regional minimum" for employees would be $11.50 an hour by 2016 if leaders in Montgomery County, Prince George's County and D.C. succeed.

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Sun Oct 06th, 2013

You Matter! YOU really do!

The first annual UMTTR ("you matter") 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament was held September 15th in Memory of teen suicide Evan Rosenstock of Potomac. He was not bullied but the 16 year old Churchill HS sophomore star athlete suffered depression triggered by a sports injury. He killed himself in May. Proceeds from UMTTR will support forming the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance and to Support Research on Teen Depression and Suicide Prevention. The event was held at The Bullis School. No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn't the answer. Talk to someone. YOU MATTER Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a counselor at a Lifeline crisis center near you. To learn more about Evan Rosenstock click on the two audio clips below.

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Mon Sep 30th, 2013

TSA finds dozens of fake ID cards in bags at BWI

The Transportation Security Administration found a stack of fraudulent ID cards inside a checked bag at BWI.

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Tue Sep 24th, 2013

Seeing a way for those who can't!

Coming up THIS Saturday morning September 28th at National's Park! The Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind's 3rd Annual Light The Way 5 K. And this year in addition to runners and walkers being invited to take part -- so are those in wheelchairs. Light The Way 5K is a family friendly event. It's a competitive timed 5K USATF certified course or, you can walk or roll on the same scenic 5K route. You also have the opportunity to guide someone who is blind or visually impaired as they run or walk. And you can enjoy a victory lap on the warning track of Nationals Park. Competitive TIMED RUN (Chronotrack B Tag) - $60 WALK - Free Kid's Race- $5

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Mon Sep 23rd, 2013

Critical stage of WWI munitions cleanup starts Monday (Photos)

The home built on top of a World War I munitions site has been torn down. On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers starts removing the home's foundation, with the "high probability" of finding remnants of chemical agents. Full story.

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Sun Sep 01st, 2013

New water taxi touts potential for commuter runs

A new water taxi carries passengers more quickly from the National Harbor to the Georgetown Waterfront.

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Sat Aug 31st, 2013

Colleges with the 'biggest bang for the buck'

This college ranking isn't about the prestige; it's about which colleges deliver the best value. Only one local school made the list's top 100.

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Sat Aug 31st, 2013

Fairfax firefighters 'fill the boot' for muscular dystrophy

Fairfax County firefighters continue a Labor Day weekend tradition by collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Fri Aug 30th, 2013

Did Led Zeppelin really play in Wheaton, Md.?

A new documentary explores the mysterious show at Wheaton Youth Center in 1969, on the day of Richard Nixon's inauguration.

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Fri Jul 19th, 2013

Where even local stars come out to play!

A 30 year old Frederick, MD native is going to have a special night tonight (Friday 07/19) on stage at Wolf Trap with the NSO. Corrine Winters will sing her USA debut perfomance of Violetta in the Wolf Trap Opera's La Traviata.

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Sat Jul 13th, 2013

Strong can be gentle

Men can be caregivers! One message from the organization Men Against Breast Cancer. A message supported by 60+ Newzdudes who celebrated their 2nd fund raiser for MABC at Redline Gastrolounge in Penn Quarter.

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Thu Jul 11th, 2013

The stars do come out

and so do music and video game lovers! Two fun NSO@Wolf Trap programs this week. Friday night with soaring singing with Emil de Cou, conducting "Carmina Burana" and "Pictures at an Exhibition"
Then on Saturday night it's NSO at Wolf Trap: Emmanuel Fratianni, conductor with "Video Games Live: Bonus Round!"

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Tue Jul 09th, 2013

The Washington Monument gets its glow on

With it's new energy saving lights illuminating the immense scaffolding needed to repair the damage caused by the 20-11 earthquake. It took a few minutes from when the switch was thrown and you can see the lights climbing the Monument and go from green, to yellow and then white.
video/Bob Madigan WTOP

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Mon Jul 08th, 2013

Does country music have a monopoly on patriotism??

No! Neil Diamond has the pop scene covered and now "Madison Rising" is grabbing the patriotic heavy rock n roll scene. Philadelphia based Madison Rising promotes the principles of liberty, independence and personal responsibility. They have a Facebook page which is offering a Fourth of July free download of their song "American Dream".

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Mon Jul 08th, 2013

They're not bad rapping hip-hop here!

The 12th DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival is underway until Sunday July 12th. Filled with lots of Theatre, Dance, Art & Music. Hip-hop is not ONE thing! It is music and rhythms and rhymes that have given birth to dozens of sub-genres with roots in reggae, disco, funk and of course.. rapping. The Festival kicked off on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage with a family friendly program starring DC's own Grammy Nominated ChrisSTYLEZ Bacon giving a kind of how-to beat-box for kids. Here is a link to the really fun Millennium Stage video.

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Sun Jul 07th, 2013

Harvesting good will and freezing good nutrition

Farm To Freezer -- "Preserving Fresh Food to Nourish the Hungry" is expanding its program this year and is looking for volunteers each weekend, through rest of the summer and into the fall. You can help wash, chop, cook, package, weigh and label as they process fresh vegetables into "Farm to Freezer" tomato sauce, ratatouille, and mixed vegetables for the freezer to feed the hungry. Saturdays 1:45pm to 6:30pm and Sundays 2pm to 6:30pm. Click here to pick the dates that are best for you. Its in the kitchen of The Woodside United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring.

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Sun Jul 07th, 2013

A song connected to a story no one wants to talk about

It's from Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, PAUL and Mary fame as well as a solo) about his recent CD One & Many and one of its cuts "The Connection". He was inspired to write it because thru his son-in-law he made "The Connection" between drugs in the US and the Taliban.

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Sun Jul 07th, 2013

Diplomacy thru children's voices

It's going to happen when the Children's Chorus of Washington(CCW) Ensemble sets off for China on a 10‐day tour with concert activities scheduled in Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, and Tianjin. The tour marks the world premiere of a work by Emmy Award-winning composer Nathan Wang (DreamWorks, Jackie Chan, Disney film scores) commissioned by CCW. The new piece will have its World Premiere on Friday, July 12th at the Children's Chorus of Washington's China Tour Special Send-off Concert at 7:00pm at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW,. Concert is FREE and open to the public.

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Fri Jul 05th, 2013

Look up in the sky...

It's 4th of July fireworks watched from a very special perch overlooking the White House. The Top of the Hay, the roof of the Hay Adams Hotel. What do these lucky folks feel about the view?

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