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Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

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Looking for a babysitter? What you need to know

Rosemary Frisino Toohey, WTOP


Parents planning a date night know to factor in the added cost of a babysitter, but what should you pay someone to watch your kids?

USA Today says the national average hourly rate for a babysitter was $16 an hour in 2011. A story in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch says rates can go up to $25 an hour depending on how many kids are involved, and if there's a pet.

Websites such as and also offer information on babysitting rates.

Some sites offer a tool that calculates suggested babysitting rates by area. You can search by ZIP code for a rate in your neighborhood here and here.

Let us know in the comments: What do you pay for a babysitter?

Related Link:: How Much To Pay A Babysitter: Average Babysitting Rates Throughout U.S. (INFOGRAPHIC)

8:10 p.m. - Paul Kita, editor of Men's Health Magazine

Top tips for perfect grilling this Labor Day weekend.


6:20 p.m. Glenn Thrush, senior White House reporter at POLITICO

Obama emphasized his economic equality message and his second term agenda in speech


5:40 p.m. Paul Butler, law professor at Georgetown University and the author of 'Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice'

Analyzing the president's speech


4:10 p.m. - Major Garrett, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent

First African-American President marks 50th anniversary of 'I Have a Dream"


Data Doctors

Learning how to write computer code


8:40a.m. Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. ambassador to Morocco and presidential adviser

Nations debating what actions to take with Syria


7:40 a.m. - James Brown, Special Correspondent to CBS News

Who has the original copy of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech?


7:10 a.m. - Pat Herrity, Fairfax County supervisor (R-Springfield)

Olympic Games in D.C. region not a pie-in-the-sky notion


Fans cheer for hockey's Olympic hopefuls

WTOP's Megan Cloherty reports.


Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard signs a hockey stick for fans Tuesday, August 27 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

Capitals defenseman John Carlson models the new Nike Team USA hockey jersey that will be worn during the 2014 Winter games. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

Fans cheer on the 48 players invited to try out for Team USA's 2014 Olympic hockey team at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday, August 27. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

Players greet veterans honored at the event on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

Monster of a pizza includes ... burgers

WTOP's David Burd reports


Related Link: Megaburgerpizza, A Burger/Pizza Hybrid, Debuted By Japan's Pizza Little Party Chain (PHOTO)
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