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Almanac predicts 'super-cold' winter

The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, was published Wednesday and predicts a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation. Full Story

The reason why older people sleep less

Research, for the first time, has found a neurological reason for the loss of sleep and more sporadic sleep among older adults. Full Story

Twitter tries to block beheading images

Social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley as the story gains momentum. Full Story


Hunt continues for man who shot girl

Police appealed to residents to aid the search for a man wanted for shooting and killing a 3-year-old girl as her family prepared for her funeral. Full Story


NFL ref protested against Redskins

A longtime NFL referee reveals he asked the league not to assign him to Washington games as a silent protest to the team name. Full Story

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Photos: Cooking chili for charity

The Energy Department hosted a chili cook off Tuesday to promote the sixth annual Feds Feed Families food drive. Full Story

10 most stolen cars in Va., Md., D.C.

How likely is your car to be stolen? The National Insurance Crime Bureau is out with its annual Hot Wheels report of the most stolen vehicles. Full Story

Virginia mom dies after hornet sting

She was trimming back her azaleas on a recent Saturday, and the bite of a specific type of hornet caused a severe allergic reaction. Full Story


Cheat Sheet: Fall TV preview guide

The upcoming TV season features everything from crime fighting feds to virginal moms-to-be. Here's what to expect. Full Story


Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

Social media tips for parents, relatives and friends when it comes to posting photos, names and other information about kids on social media. Full Story

Holy Cuteness!

These rescued pups are in the area and looking for love. (Photos)

A love story

Were Neanderthals and humans the earliest of love stories?

Challenge Accepted

W takes the icy challenge with a little help from Laura. (Video)

Results Are In

How did D.C. measure up when its honesty was put to the test?

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Pride of Baltimore

An historic ship docks in D.C. for visitors to tour for free.

Beer Week Best Bets

With hundreds of DC Beer Week events, how do you choose?

A New Role

Seth Meyers prizes his new primetime role on television.

Bond Challenge

Can a former James Bond actor out-game Jimmy Fallon? (Video)

, August 20, 2014
Washington, DC
Now: 86 °F
Today: A thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon
Hi: 85 °F | Lo: 67 °F

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