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Sat Apr 21st, 2012

Caring, sharing, volunteering

Thousands of great greater Washingtonians have been spending yesterday and today giving back to the community by taking part in HandsOn Greater DC Cares Servathon 2012. For WTOP it was a painting project at For Love of Children (FLOC) which provides educational services beyond the classroom to help students succeed from first grade through college and career.

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Fri Apr 20th, 2012

The Early Bird registration discount is ending! this time we mean it. really really mean it.

Don't miss out! You have only hours left to register for the 2012 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure™ and get the early bird discount. Register now with the code EARLYBIRD and you'll receive $5 off your registration fee. This registration discount will end at 11:55 p.m. ET on April 20.

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Thu Apr 19th, 2012

Smiles for miles!!

Thanks to some very dedicated dentists doing pro bono work for people trying to get back on their feet. Reston Smile Partners is a group of 10 dentists, including general practitioners and specialists, and one dental laboratory providing needed care FREE to clients of Reston Interfaith who are living in transitional housing. They are holding a fund raiser -- Cocktails and Appetizers, Tuesday, May 1st from 6:30 pm to 8:30 at the Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, tickets are $100.00 per person.

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Thu Apr 19th, 2012

Can singing save lives???

In this case, YES! The 5th Annual Childhelp Capitol CAREaoke raised really big bucks to fight Child Abuse. Listen here to hear what those inside in the Reagan Building heard.

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Thu Apr 19th, 2012

Shocking medical news

Shared by my fitness doc Pamela Peeke, MD! This is for parents AND kids as well as those who love them.

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Thu Apr 19th, 2012

A signature event!

Signature Theatre's Third Annual Stephan Sondheim Award Gala honored two time Tony Award winner, Grammy & Emmy Winner Patti LuPone. She sang for her supper!

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Wed Apr 18th, 2012

Gas prices make commuters flock to hybrid cars, carpools

WTOP's Kristi King

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Wed Apr 18th, 2012

Running down exercise myths

WTOP's David Burd reports

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Wed Apr 18th, 2012

Senator calls Va. budget plan rejection unacceptable

WTOP's Hank Silverberg reports.

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Tue Apr 17th, 2012

Gmail back online after thousands shut out

Gmail is apparently up and running after a glitch in the server disrupted the system Tuesday afternoon, leaving thousands without access to their accounts.

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Tue Apr 17th, 2012

Words with friends and flight attendants

In early December, 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight at LAX for playing the smart phone game Words With Friends. Much has been written about the incident and while being the luncheon speaker at the National Press Club, Alec Baldwin decided to set the record straight. You can hear it here!

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Tue Apr 17th, 2012

Observing valor during tragedy

At the hour 100 years later that the Titanic hit an iceberg, sank and took 1,500 souls to the bottom of the sea the Men's Titanic Society toasted the gentlemen who gave their lives so women and children could live. It was at the site of the Titanic Memorial at Washington Channel Park near Fort McNair.

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Tue Apr 17th, 2012

DC 150 years later

April 16th is DC Emancipation Day. A celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the freeing of DC slaves by Abraham Lincoln was held at President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldier's Home.

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Mon Apr 16th, 2012

Va. Tech marking 5 years since campus massacre

Students returned to class Monday at Virginia Tech, the first year the school hasn't suspended instruction to mark the anniversary of a 2007 rampage that left 32 people and the gunman dead.

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Sat Apr 14th, 2012

The Early Bird registration discount is NOW over

Don't miss out! You have only hours left to register for the 2012 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure™ and get the early bird discount. Register now with the code EARLYBIRD and you'll receive $5 off your registration fee. This registration discount will end at 11:55 p.m. ET on April 13.

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Sat Apr 14th, 2012

'Home audit' critical to keeping kids safe

WTOP's Paula Wolfson

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Fri Apr 13th, 2012

Trying to carry a tune to save children!

Members of the DC media, politicians and philanthropists who have been politely told that they really can sing will do so at the 5th Annual Childhelp Capitol CAREaoke Wednesday, April 18th. Cocktails 6:30, Public Humiliation 7:30. But it is to help end child abuse. Last year, in the DC region alone, 5,000 calls were made to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD. Rebecca Cooper, anchor of ABC7's "Washington Business Report" and Wes Johnson, "voice" of the Washington Capitals will MC. Caps & Wizards owner Ted Leonis is one of the business leaders who promises to sing. The special "ringer" guest will be American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. Click here to hear Doug Hill sing his rendition of Englebert Humperdink's "After the Lovin'. "Capitol Careaoke In the Atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building 14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW

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Thu Apr 12th, 2012

Free events and activity ideas this weekend

Mike McCarthy, editor in chief of The Washington Flyer

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Thu Apr 12th, 2012

What a great way to start the season at home

It was a beautiful, albeit chilly, day at National's Park for the home opener against the Cincinnati Reds. It went into the 10th inning and Ryan Zimmerman scored on Alfredo Simon's wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning making it a 3-2 victory for the Nats. Fans shared their thoughts about opening day.

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Thu Apr 12th, 2012

Nifty-Fifty X 2

Rockville High was visited by one of the Nifty Fifty X 2 -- more than 100 top scientists and engineers visiting DC-area schools leading up to the the FREE 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival which will take place at the DC Convention Center on April 28-29.

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