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Botanic Garden hosts fantastical train exhibit

The holiday spirit is alive at the U.S. Botanic Garden, where fantasy trainscapes, poinsettias and one of D.C.'s largest indoor Christmas trees are on display.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 03:36am EST

Tags: botanic garden, train exhibit

Salt Lake City to Washington: America's oldest 'Nutcracker' pivots east

A few weeks after its season opening, Salt Lake City's Ballet West is making a mid-season shift to the East Coast to perform 'The Nutcracker' at the Kennedy Center.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 07:57am EST

Tags: Nutcracker, Kennedy Center, ballet, holiday season,

Virginia Ali: The 'heart and soul' of Ben's Chili Bowl

From riots to presidential visits, 78-year-old Virginia Ali shares the long and storied history of her husband's iconic D.C. restaurant Ben's Chili Bowl.

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 04:14pm EST

Tags: Bens Chili Bowl, U Street, restaurant, Bill Cosby, Barack obama, riots,

As fiscal cliff approaches, staffers work behind the scenes

Despite a lack of action Saturday from the principal players in the political discourse concerning the fiscal cliff, aides and other staffers behind the scenes are working on the issue.

Saturday - 12/01/2012, 03:02pm EST

Tags: obama, Tim Geithner, fiscal cliff, mitch mcconnell,

Miss D.C. decides on double mastectomy because of family history

When Allyn Rose was 16, she lost her mom to breast cancer. Now, the upcoming Miss America contestant has elected to have a double mastectomy as a preventative measure.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 11:56am EST

Tags: miss d.c.,

IEDs in Afghanistan: A Marine's story

One Marine reflects on the first Afghan civilian death he saw from an improvised explosive device, or IED, as told to WTOP's Heather Brady.

Sunday - 11/11/2012, 03:40am EST

Tags: marine, Veterans Day, IED, Afghanistan

D.C. leaders share thoughts on the election (VIDEO)

As a ballroom in the Hyatt Regency near Capitol Hill began to fill with people on election night, familiar faces from D.C.'s government made the rounds, greeting friends and constituents before inevitably landing in front of a TV to watch election results roll in.

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 01:09pm EST

Tags: election 2012, Vincent Gray, Phil Mendelson, Eleanor Holmes Norton,

Museum guestbooks: Pre-digital responses to art

The guestbook in Annie Leibovitz's "Pilgrimage" exhibit was easy to miss. But some did stop to write or draw something and she might have seen their entries.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 08:10am EDT

Tags: Annie Leibovitz, American Art Museum, exhibit, guestbook, Smithsonian

A 'how-to' for office romances and breakups

Office romances are not new, but if a couple realizes they're headed for splitsville, there is a right and wrong way to handle an office breakup.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 06:18am EDT

Tags: office romance, Megan Cloherty, The Arizona Republic

In weak job market, grads flock to unpaid internships

As college seniors get ready for the "real world," joblessness remains high and more and more graduates are taking unpaid internships.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 06:24am EDT

Tags: Dick Uliano, internships, New York Times

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