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Warren: How PEDs challenged my common sense

WTOP reporter and former minor league baseball player Thomas Warren sounds off on the recent PED controversy in Major League Baseball.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 07:50am EDT

Tags: peds, performance enhancing drugs, alex rodriguez, minor leagues

Youth sports injuries highlighted in new report

Concussions, sprained ankles and torn knee ligaments are hazards of playing sports. And, they're also partly responsible for the 1.35 million children and teens who were admitted to emergency rooms for sports-related injuries in 2012, according to a new report.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 11:42am EDT

Tags: sports injuries, children, parenting, concussions, acl,

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WTOP's Top 10: The best burger and fries

Z-Burger, Bobby's Burger Palace and Elevation Burger are all popular places for burgers and fries in the D.C. area. But this week, they all have to bow down to another favorite spot.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:06pm EDT

Tags: burgers, burger, fries, Best of, Top Ten, Five Guys

Area water, sewage systems to receive upgrades

Maryland's Board of Public Works approved more than $65 million for improvements to the state's water and sewage systems. The counties that will receive funding include Prince George's, Calvert, Frederick, St. Mary's, Wicomico, Allegany, Baltimore and Montgomery.

Sunday - 07/28/2013, 07:28am EDT

Tags: National Park Service, Maryland Board of Public Works, Chesapeake Bay, Sewage, sewage systems, water, runoff, Chesapeake Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant, Poolesville, Potomac Vista

Yellow Ribbon program links military families with support services

Service members and relatives of American troops on deployment gathered at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center this weekend to learn more about the Department of Defense Yellow Ribbon Program, which aims to connect military families with support services.

Sunday - 07/14/2013, 06:58am EDT

Tags: Yellow Ribbon Program, military

Report finds racial disparity among D.C. arrest rates

Eight of out every 10 people arrested in the District are black. And black adults account for nine out of every 10 drug arrests, according to a report released Friday by the Washington Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 04:29pm EDT

Tags: arrest rates, racial disparity, race, Cathy Lanier, Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs,

Metro shows off new rail car (Video)

In a video posted July 3, Metro shows off one of its 7000-series rail cars running on a track at a production factory.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 05:52am EDT

Tags: Metro, 7000-series, WMATA

Young soccer stars take a shot at their dream

Twenty of the best 15-year-old soccer players from the region competed in a tournament this weekend for a chance to train with some of the biggest stars of Liga MX - the highest level of the Mexican football league.

Sunday - 07/07/2013, 03:05pm EDT

Tags: soccer, Alianza de Futbol,

In Laurel, Fourth of July celebrations roll on

The Independence Day celebrations stretched into Saturday in Laurel with a parade and a litany of events to celebrate.

Saturday - 07/06/2013, 04:02pm EDT

Tags: laurel, parade, Fourth of July,

After contest, fewer snakehead in Potomac

After a big fishing competition over the weekend, the Potomac River has fewer snakeheads. Dozens of them went home with fishermen after the two-day Potomac Snakehead Tournament.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 12:33pm EDT

Tags: Potomac, snakehead

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