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Sun Sep 16th, 2012

Stepping up to help those who can not!

It is hard to imagine being told that your child has a disease that is as awful as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, that's what happened to Dana and Joel Wood of Alexandria, Virginia. Their son James Wood was diagnosed in May 2000 with the disease that is as they say "incurable," and largely known as "untreatable." That's why they created the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne, a 501c(3) organization"with the goal of finding treatments and an ultimate cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the world's leading lethal childhood genetic disease."

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Sun Sep 16th, 2012

View from Venus: App on iTunes aims to identify cheating partners

WTOP's Randi Martin

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Fri Sep 14th, 2012

Md. law to ban tow companies from watching drivers

WTOP's John Aaron reports

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Fri Sep 14th, 2012

Study: Facebook may make users fat

WTOP's John Aaron reports

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Wed Sep 12th, 2012

Delivering life sustaining food

FedEx employees spent September 12th giving back by preparing, packing and delivering healthy fresh meals to people with life challenging illnesses by volunteering at Food & Friends and giving the organization a substantial dollar donation.

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Wed Sep 12th, 2012

News of notes on U St.

The official announcement that NSO In Your Neighborhood 2013 will Focus on U Street, Howard University, Shaw, and Logan Circle was made at Ben's Chili Bowl. These free community engagement activities will run between January 8 and 14. The NSO's performances during this period will be free of charge, thanks to a gift from Irene Pollin.

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Tue Sep 11th, 2012

New memorial planned near Union Station

Mark Segraves, WTOP

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Tue Sep 11th, 2012

Memories come flooding back

especially on anniversaries such as September 11th.

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Mon Sep 10th, 2012

High schools unfurl banners to fight binge drinking

WTOP's Rosemary Frisino Toohey reports.

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Mon Sep 10th, 2012

Different faiths discuss tolerance at Islamic Center of Washington

WTOP's Thomas Warren reports.

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Fri Sep 07th, 2012

Where shorts are big!!

Now in its ninth year, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is back with 140 short films from around the world. DC Shorts continues to be the largest shorts film festival on the East coast. The films run the gamut in genre, style and subject, but are unified by their abbreviated run times of 1 - 20 minutes. Among them "Liberty Road" written and directed by WTOP film critic Jason Fraley. There are two more screenings of his film:
Sunday 9/9 at E Street Cinema 4PM
Thursday 9/13 at E Street Cinema 5PM Running thru Sept. 16th the festival will be spread among three different venues in Washington, DC with screenings at the U.S. Navy Memorial, E Street Cinema in Northwest D.C., Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast D.C., and the brand new Angelika Film Center and Café Mosaic in Fairfax, Va.

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Fri Sep 07th, 2012

What's the No. 1 deserted island necessity?

WTOP's Kristi King reports.

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Fri Sep 07th, 2012

Musical training has health benefits for older adults

WTOP's Neal Augenstein reports. For more: Northwestern University

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Thu Sep 06th, 2012

America has a face

It's a spectacular multi-media face it's Wolf Trap's series:Face of America, Spirit of South Florida this Saturday night (9/8) at 8 pm on the Filene Stage including HD video on an enormous backdrop featuring dancing and scenery captured on-site in the parks, as well as live dance from renowned choreographer David Parsons and set to the music of Andrew Bird and Tiempo Libre.

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Thu Sep 06th, 2012

Long Live the King.. long live the queen...oops

King Henry VIII is known for, among other things, his many wives. Now is your chance to see him with his first wife. The year is 1514 in Revel Grove as the King and Queen, Katherine of Aragon, make their royal court visit the village as part of their annual summer progress. The Maryland Renaissance Festival and all its fun and pageantry runs weekends through Oct 21st. As they say, "Enter the gates of Revel Grove and leave the hectic pace of the twenty-first century behind." 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

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Thu Sep 06th, 2012

Have Fairfax Co. Police busted a dog-fighting operation?

WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.

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Tue Sep 04th, 2012

No rain, no gain

But sometimes it gets in the way of a good time, though the spirit can survive by moving inside. Which is what happened to the annual National Symphony Orchestra's annual Labor Day Capitol Concert normally on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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Tue Sep 04th, 2012

Crawley takes over Prince George's Co. schools

WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.

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Mon Sep 03rd, 2012

The young follow the NSO indoors

When rain forced the NSO to move the annual outdoor Labor Day Concert at the US Capitol inside at the Kennedy Center a couple thousand people -- many under 30 -- joined them.

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Mon Sep 03rd, 2012

If that doesn't take the cake!

A Bake Bethesda a Pie Contest at the Bethesda Central Farm Market on Sunday Sept. 2nd designed to help people who need food.

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