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Shop at $1 stores? Change is coming

Dollar stores have struggled against major retailers, including Wal-Mart and Kroger, the owner of Harris Teeter. The change will affect both Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. Full Story

Silver Line guide for Metro commuters

Metro's new Silver Line faces its first rush hours Monday. Get the latest on the service, the riders and more in WTOP's live blog. (Photos) Full Story

Deadly beach rip currents under study

Researchers are using GPS equipment to better understand deadly rip currents. Rip currents have killed 31 people so far this year. Full Story

Health

Less germy: Fist bumps vs. handshakes

A study looks at which is better when it comes to preventing the spread of germs: handshakes; fist bumps; or high fives. Full Story

Entertainment

'Sharknado 2' has bite and lots of laughs

The film will sink its teeth into you from its first moments. This "Sharknado" is the very definition of being scared silly. Read a review. Full Story

Federal News Radio

Collateral damage of Snowden felt

Intelligence leaks set back improving the nation's cybersecurity posture, with unease about public-private cooperation. Full Story

No booze for District residents?

New Hampshire may soon fix a law that denies liquor to people with D.C. licenses. Is it an oversight, or a flat-out diss? Full Story

Ransomware: Is your computer safe?

Hackers continue to find new ways to hold your files hostage. Data Doctor Ken Colburn explains how to prevent the next ransomware attack. Full Story

Development

Sneak a peek at Springfield Town Center

There's a compete transformation that's happening to the Springfield Mall. One official says you will be "amazed" by the transformation. Full Story

The District

Judge strikes down D.C. ban on guns

A judge has struck down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home, saying it violates Second Amendment rights. Full Story

Sports

The baseball road trip of a lifetime

One man traveled more than 18,000 miles to visit all 30 Major League Baseball parks and rank each venue, as well as the hot dogs. Full Story


Body Paint Art

Nude models and artists make body-paint works of art. (Photos)


What a Reunion

The video of Casey the fainting schnauzer has gone viral. (Video)


Meet Summertime

The living hasn't always been easy for this Pet of the Week.


Cool Under Pressure

We wanted to see which ice cream sandwich melts fastest. (Video)

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Palin TV

Sarah Palin launches an online subscription channel.


No R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Aretha Franklin is mad at a Johnny Rockets server. But why?


Make it Last Forever

A Redskins fan shows his dedication with lots of ink.


Sea of Red

A river in eastern China turned bloody red overnight.