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Fri Jul 13th, 2012

Tips to save money on your mortgage

WTOP's Richard Day reports

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Thu Jul 12th, 2012

You and the ukulele!

You may be more compatible than you think. The tranquil sounds of tiny strings will return to the Lake Anne waterfront for the 3rd Annual Ukulele Festival this Saturday, July 14th from 11:00 am-5:30 pm in the heart of historic Reston. The free music festival will feature performances by several internationally known and local ukulele musicians, music demonstrations, open to the public jam session, beer garden, festival vendors, and other family friendly activities.Returning to headline the festival this year will be popular Baltimore-based ukulele aficionado Victoria Vox, who performed at the festival in 2010. Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront) - 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, FREE!

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Thu Jul 12th, 2012

Why was I waddling -- you ask?

Because I ate my way thru more than 60 of Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Very Best Restaurants at the AT&T Best of Washington party in the National Building Museum Wednesday night.

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Thu Jul 12th, 2012

Sharing a special secret

This is for people who keep trying to beat the line at the Nats Park Shake Shack concession. And we have a taste of the Miller Lite Scoreboard Friday Night Party night!"

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Thu Jul 12th, 2012

A new political battle brewing over health care

WTOP's John Aaron

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Wed Jul 11th, 2012

Anything but normal times

during the early 1980's when "The Normal Heart" is set. This powerful play by Larry Kramer is about the early days of the AIDS crisis before it even had a name. And it was before AIDS had any official recognition as being the medical executioner of thousands of young gay men that it was. The Tony Award winning play "The Normal Heart" runs thru July 29 at the Mead Center for American Theater, Arena Stage 1101 Sixth Street, SW

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Wed Jul 11th, 2012

We're off to see the wizard

The NSO & Wolf Trap are bringing the Wizard of Oz back to life on the Filene Stage this Saturday night at 8:30 pm with Emil de Cou, conducting the National Symphony Orchestra playing the score and audience members watching the film on GIANT screens in-house & on the lawn!

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Wed Jul 11th, 2012

They are off to another great start

The World Team Tennis Washington Kastles clinched their 17th consecutive victory Monday night. It was a 22-18 win on the road against the Orange County Breakers. Earlier that same evening it was the season Kastles Kick Off party in downtown DC! The WTT season is only a couple of weeks thru July 29th. This Thursday night is the home opener at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf on the South West Waterfront.

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Wed Jul 11th, 2012

A graduating class with class

They are known as the 88's. The 88th DC Central Kitchen Culinary Jobs Training Class. As they say on the DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) Website: "Solving the immediate problem of hunger is only fighting half of the battle. That's why, in addition to the food recovery and distribution program, DCCK addresses the root causes of hunger with its Culinary Job Training program. The goal of the program is to prepare unemployed, underemployed, previously incarcerated persons, and homeless adults for careers in the foodservice industry." Click below to hear part of 88's graduation!

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Tue Jul 10th, 2012

'Spies Against Armageddon' looks at history of Israeli intel

Nathan Hager, wtop news

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Mon Jul 09th, 2012

Zim zim zoom!

Washington National's star slugger & 3rd baseman Ryan Zimmerman has a spot reserved in the Baseball Hall of Fame! Congratulations to Zim and his ziMS Foundation to battle MS.

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Sun Jul 08th, 2012

Va. power outage figure down to 11,400

About 11,400 Virginia homes and businesses remain without power as a result of the June 29 storm that knocked over trees and snapped utility lines.

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Sun Jul 08th, 2012

Heat can boil over into domestic abuse

Every degree jump on the thermometer takes it's toll in many homes as people strike out at each over with domestic abuse, physical and verbal abuse. That's why the annual partnership between Becky's Fund and the Washington Nationals Strike Out Domestic Violence Awareness Day was so on target the other night. Fans heard and saw public service announcements about the painful problem and how Becky's Fund can help those who are being abused.

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Sun Jul 08th, 2012

Bryce is going after all

The 19 year old Washington Nationals' phenom Bryce Harper did not get voted in to the All Stars Game by the fans. But he is going because he has been added to the All Star National League team to replace Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Before that WTOP's Man About Town Bob Madigan learned Nats Fans were mostly philosophical.

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Sun Jul 08th, 2012

Freedom isn't free

It definitely is NOT FREE! And the sad cost can been seen in a photo essay put together by WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green. Click here to see it

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Sun Jul 08th, 2012

Fun on the 4th both free and otherwise

Heading down to the National Mall for the fireworks? Beforehand, The Hamilton Live is offering a FREE concert featuring Jonny Grave & The Tombstones Doors at 4:00pm; show from 5:00pm to 8:30pm. 600 14th Street, N.W. 14th & F. near Metro Center.

NOT free but for a worthy cause, The Save Historic Arlington House 4th of July Celebration For $250 a ticket you get to enjoy a Virginia barbeque and a rare offering to celebrate the founding of our nation and view the Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall from this unique and unparalleled historical vista, overlooking the nation's capital.

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Sat Jul 07th, 2012

Middle of the season, Part 2: The long haul and Bryce Harper

WTOP's Craig Heist interviews Tim Kurkjian, ESPN baseball analyst

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Sat Jul 07th, 2012

Middle of the season, Part 1: The Nats, pitching and Stephen Strasburg

WTOP's Craig Heist interviews Tim Kurkjian, ESPN baseball analyst

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Wed Jul 04th, 2012

Pop quiz for the 4th

As we celebrate the Declaration of Independence, it might be time to see how well we might to in a test of our own citizenship. Click here to take the Toast.net Independence Day Quiz Tell me how you did and I will tell you my score!! bmadigan@wtop.com

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Wed Jul 04th, 2012

The Star-Spangled Banner: A crowdsourced rendition

WTOP took to the streets of the D.C. area to hear your best version...and, well, it didn't go so well.

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