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Prevent pipes from freezing — without causing new problems

The weekend cold will put pipes at risk of freezing and cracking. D.C. Water has tips for keeping them in shape, while a firefighter explains how to do it safely, without the risk of fire or poisoning.

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FBI's patient strategy pays off in Oregon standoff

With the FBI tightening its ring around them, the last four holdouts in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a 41-day standoff.

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short.

Rockville company to help fight against Zika virus

Stopping the spread of the Zika virus may require the help of a vaccine, and a Rockville company hopes to play a big role in testing any new medicine that's developed.

Dietician: Some wine, some chocolate OK for Valentine’s Day

The good news is some of the treats consumed on Valentine's Day are also OK for your heart, according to a dietician.

Teach kids early about risks of social media

Protecting children from the modern dangers of Internet predators starts at home when children are very young, says parenting blogger Leslie Morgan Steiner.

Point Counterpoint: What is the worst sports month?

February? August? What's the worst month on the sports calendar? Here's a point/counterpoint with WTOP's Chris Cichon and Noah Frank.

Final painting begins on Capitol Dome restoration

The Architect of the Capitol has begun the final painting phase of the Dome Restoration Project.

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