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Thu Feb 16th, 2012

Slavery is alive in the USA

And it is the subject of a new exhibit at President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers Home where the Emancipation Proclamation took form 150 years ago. The exhibit titled: "Can You Walk Away? Modern Slavery Human Trafficking in the United States" was created in concert with Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. 1.888.3737.888

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Thu Feb 16th, 2012

Formerly a crime, Va. now leads in black-white marriage

The Pew study, released Thursday, says Virginia now leads the nation in percentage of marriages between blacks and whites, which until 1967 had been a criminal offense in the state. The study finds the children of interracial unions are challenging the typical notions of race.

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Wed Feb 15th, 2012

Embracing some mid winter blues

It can happen!! At this year's BLUES FEST: A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT JOHNSON as The Levine School of Music celebrates a uniquely American art form: The Blues. February 24-26 at various locations. Tickets range from free at some events to a top of $25 at others including GRAMMY award winning blues legend, John Hammond.
Sponsored by the Harry and Lea Gudelsky Foundation in memory of Paul Gudelsky.

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Wed Feb 15th, 2012

Are you a food addict??

The David Lynch Foundation held a symposium for mental health professionals on the real possibility of there being an actual addiction to food. Among the speakers "my fitness doc" Pamela Peeke, MD on how Transcendental Meditation may be one way to break that cycle of addiction. 301.770.5690

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Tue Feb 14th, 2012

Coooookies coming soon !!!!

The much-anticipated Girl Scout Cookies arrive Friday, February 17, at RFK Stadium. Girl Scout volunteers from the District of Columbia drive-through and pick-up their troop's cookie order. This is just one of 60 deliveries scheduled for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. It is expected that over 4 million boxes will be distributed. You can still purchase Girl Scout Cookies at a booth sale from February 24 - March 25 outside local supermarkets and businesses. ATo locate a Girl Scout Cookie booth by zip code go online here; or download the free mobile app for your iPhone or Android device by calling **GSCookies (**472665437) from your mobile phone.

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Tue Feb 14th, 2012

A side of DC government workers you may not know!

It really shouldn't be a surprise because most DC Government employees do NOT live up to the terrible stereotype often bandied about. Mayro Gray honored them for doubling the funds generated from this year's DC One Fund workplace giving campaign which is administered by United Way of the National Capital Area and the United Black Fund. In all raising more than $1 million for area nonprofits. And find out who gave the most with the second audio cut.

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Fri Feb 10th, 2012

Bay initiative costs Frederick County

WTOP's David Burd reports

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Fri Feb 10th, 2012

Md man faces 321 sex counts issued in '94 in W.Va.

A Maryland man faces more than 300 sex charges in West Virginia stemming from incidents in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Thu Feb 09th, 2012

Panting over paintings

Here is a romantic idea for anytime of year but especially for Valentine's. At trip to The National Gallery of Art's 19th-Century French Galleries recently reopened to the public after two years of repair, restoration, and renovation. The National Gallery of Art, located on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Thu Feb 09th, 2012

Lincoln legacy

A brand new was to see how the 16th president of the United States spent his last few hours and how we have spent ever since learning more about him. In the new Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership, visitors will explore the lasting effect Abraham Lincoln's presidency—and its untimely end—have had on our country.

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Thu Feb 09th, 2012

Do you know what flowers are saying about you???

Arlington mother and author Amy Brecount White speaks the Language of Flowers and will be giving a talk at the US Botanic Garden on Valentine's Day, February 14th, at 1 pm. It's free, and open to the public. You may register by phone: 202.225.1116. United States Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave., SW If you want to make a Tussie Mussie click here for a You Tube video of Amy Brecount White showing her magic at a signing for her novel for young adults "Forget Her-Nots" HarperCollins Green Willow Books.

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Wed Feb 08th, 2012

New movie illustrates dangers of female heart attacks

WTOP's Paula Wolfson

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Tue Feb 07th, 2012

Love your HEART expo

Join WTOP, Washington Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Adventist HealthCare for the FREE 3rd Annual Love Your Heart Expo featuring heart health screenings, heart healthy cooking and exercise demonstrations and heart healthy talks from medical professionals! This Saturday, February 11, 2012. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Westfield Montgomery Mall

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Tue Feb 07th, 2012

Saving friends

That's what Fashion 4 Paws is all about, saving those animals who could become our best friends by supporting DC's top animal charity the Washington Humane Society. Not to mention it also infuses the nation's capital with cutting-edge high fashion and luxury lifestyle brand events. Fashion 4 Paws is April 14th 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. • National Building Museum • 401 F Street, NW

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Tue Feb 07th, 2012

Mont. Co. school chief reluctant to allow anti-gay flyers

WTOP's Kate Ryan

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Tue Feb 07th, 2012

Berliner calls for 'small business navigator'

WTOP's Kate Ryan reports

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Mon Feb 06th, 2012

3 men accused of trying to steal 130 tires

Three men were arrested after police say they tried to steal 130 tires from an automotive store.

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Mon Feb 06th, 2012

Good news about someone who does good!

This is your chance to meet a woman who is happy only when she is making others happy or at least making their lives a bit better. Hecda Cuadros one of the Washingtonians of the Year 2011 honored by Washingtonian Magazine.

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Mon Feb 06th, 2012

Is there life after an abrupt lay off?

James S. Kunen, author Diary of a Company Man: Losing a Job, Finding a Life

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Mon Feb 06th, 2012

The nose knows!

No matter how you tell it, when P. Nokio lies his noses grows. The World Premiere of "P dot Nokio A Hip Hop Musical" is now on stage at Imagination Stage. It re-imagines the classic Pinocchio story in the enchanted land of Hip-Hopia. Written by Psalmayene 24, Music by Nick Hernandez, Directed by Psalmayene 24. P.Nokio runs thru March 11. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda 301.280.1660

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