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Wed Mar 07th, 2012

Poll: Jobs, public safety beat traffic for top area priorities

Twenty-seven percent of those questioned in D.C., Maryland and Virginia list living in a safe community with low crime as the top issue, while 20 percent thought jobs and the ecomomy were most important.

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Tue Mar 06th, 2012

Ten years of education reform celebrated

Several hundred Washingtonians gathered at the Italian Embassy for a gala to celebrate "10 years of education, opportunity, dedication, and success" at the Washington Jesuit Academy. Which educates academically talented adolescent 6 through 8th grade boys from low-income families regardless of religious denomination and "provides for them a disciplined, rigorous learning environment."

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Mon Mar 05th, 2012

Happy 100th Girl Scouts

100 years is worth kicking up a storm, stomping your feet and having a day of fun competition. That's exactly what the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital did this past Saturday at Trinity Washington University in northeast with the annual "Girl Scout DC Step Showcase"

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Mon Mar 05th, 2012

Football: Still need respect in a violent game

WTOP's Dave Johnson

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Mon Mar 05th, 2012

Employers plan to hire more interns

WTOP's Rosemary Frisino Toohey reports.

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Sun Mar 04th, 2012

Gas prices 46 cents more than last year a 'pain in the butt'

WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck

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Sun Mar 04th, 2012

How to avoid cooking fires like recent Prince George's tragedy

WTOP's John Aaron

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Fri Mar 02nd, 2012

Nationals spring training: Taking a closer look at the team

In Viera, Fla., WTOP's Craig Heist talks with Bill Ladson from MLB.com. (runs 5:19)

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Wed Feb 29th, 2012

It's the 14th DCIFF!

The DC Independent Film Festival brings in 47 films comprising features, documentaries & shorts never seen before. Among them Zombie Bohemia. You will have a chance to see the art of film-making through the eyes of cultural chronicler Les Blank & Hollywood horror veteran Jorge Saralegui ~ and much more such as screenings, seminars and events ~ tickets may be purchased online or at the door thru Sunday, March 4th. The primary venue this year is the US Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

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Wed Feb 29th, 2012

Black history on the Wall

In observance of Black History Month, the Vietnam Memorial Fund (VVMF) has been highlighting the great contributions African American Servicemen and Women made to the Vietnam War. Including a video featuring Brigadier General George Price, USA (Ret.), telling the story of Captain Riley Pitts, the first African American officer to receive the Medal of Honor.

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Tue Feb 28th, 2012

There is a winner already

Even though the nominations for the Helen Hayes Awards have just been announced there is already a DC Theatre company celebrating a win! TheatreWashington Chairman Victor Shargai announced the recipient of the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.

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Tue Feb 28th, 2012

The Oscars are over but the Helens are next!

The "Helens" are the Helen Hayes Awards produced by TheatreWashington.org" . The nominations for this year's awards have been announced and can be found here . The Helen Hayes Awards Gala is April 23rd at the Warner Theatre. It is always a star studded night for the Washington Theatre community.

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Mon Feb 27th, 2012

And the Oscar goes to... "Go with the Flow!"

It was NOT the way the organizers wanted it to go, but the Oscar Party goers did "Go with the Flow" in Silver Spring.

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Sat Feb 25th, 2012

Districk Karaoke makes singing a team sport

Michelle Basch, WTOP Reporter

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Fri Feb 24th, 2012

Ben's Chili Bowl competition may also save Trinidad eatery

The Capital City Diner, housed in a silver diner car on Bladensburg Road in Northeast, closed this January, citing rising costs, a declining economy and competition from the new Denny's a few blocks away.

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Fri Feb 24th, 2012

Funny journalists?? An oxymoron??

Not at all! That's part of what Commedia dell Media is about. Journalists doing stand-up to put the "fun" back into fundraising. Raising money and awareness about Writopia Lab a non-profit organization that holds after-school, weekend, and summer creative writing workshops for kids ages 8 to 18. And Reach Incorporated which hires and trains older students to tutor younger students.

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Fri Feb 24th, 2012

Va. legislators endorse Alicia's Law funding

WTOP's Hank Silverberg reports from Richmond

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Fri Feb 24th, 2012

Does life in the fast lane slow down this time of year??

For some because of Lent, but it doesn't have to. A hot new place has opened at 14th & K downtown, Fujimar Restaurant -- a Latin/Asian fusion cuisine in the same spot that housed Lima.

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Thu Feb 23rd, 2012

O'Malley: 'I look forward to signing' gay marriage bill

Kate Ryan, wtop news

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