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Stay safe with these Christmas tree tips

This is the weekend many people choose their live Christmas trees. With that in mind, WTOP has tips from an expert on how to keep those trees looking good.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 11:49am EST

Tags: christmas tree, lights, Christmas lights

Lt. Dan Band plays for Navy Yard victims

The man many people know as Lt. Dan from the movie "Forrest Gump" was in D.C. Tuesday night for a special reason.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 06:31am EST

Tags: gary sinise, lt. dan band, forrest gump, navy yard,

Which stores are open, closed on Thanksgiving?

This year many stores are choosing to throw open their doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, so WTOP has put together this list of which ones will be open and when.

Thursday - 11/28/2013, 09:06am EST

Tags: Thanksgiving, stores, retail,

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Metro pledges improved service in wake of multiple Red Line delays

After three major problems on the Metro's Red Line in just the last week led to rush hour delays, Metro's general manager Thursday apologized to riders and promised that service would improve.

Friday - 11/15/2013, 06:57am EST

Tags: Metro, Red line, rush hour, Metro delays, Richard Sarles, public transit

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Troops headed to Philippines need donations

Unwanted items lying around the house could help Philippine typhoon victims as well as members of the U.S. military headed for the disaster zone.

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 04:56am EST

Tags: typhoon, typhoon haiyan, donate, troop treats,

Don't be bitter: Tips to brewing better coffee

If you brew coffee at home but you're not happy with the taste, don't be bitter.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 04:53am EST

Tags: coffee, coffee bean, National Coffee Association

Scientists measuring height of Washington Monument

For the first time in 80 years, scientists are posting equipment at the peak of the Washington Monument to measure the obelisk's height.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 07:33pm EST

Tags: Washington Monument, earthquake, repairs, NOAA,

'ICE!' is back with a new location, theme

The newest version of "ICE!" -- an interactive ice sculpture attraction that's become a popular holiday tradition -- is back.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 04:52am EST

Tags: National Harbor, ice sculpture, gaylord national, ICE!

Google helps out with Helpouts

The new feature from Google lets you chat with experts in almost any subject.

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 04:56am EST

Tags: helpouts, Google

Today's things may be tomorrow's trash

Many of the things we're used to today, will likely be gone by 2030.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 02:32am EDT

Tags: World Future Society, road signs, stores

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