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Worst time to leave for Memorial Day getaway

Years ago, it used to be everybody waited until Friday night to leave for a long Memorial Day weekend at the Delmarva beaches. That's no longer the case, and drivers need to be aware of how traveling patterns have changed and what to expect. WTOP Traffic has advice for when to leave.

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Mount Vernon exhibit looks at Washington as slaveholder

The new exhibition will explore hard truths about Washington's life, including an acknowledgement that his adopted son likely fathered a child with one of the family's slaves. See photos.

Officials look at new ways to power DC streetcars

As the District considers extending its streetcar system, city planners are also looking at new ways to power the cars.

Depp's dog fight with Australia official continues

Australia’s deputy prime minister boasted that he had got into Johnny Depp’s head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the actor quipped that the lawmaker appeared to be “inbred with a tomato.”

Canceled weddings are more common than you think

It’s wedding season, and while some couples are prepping for the joyous occasion, others are calling it quits. And if a couple doesn’t cancel in time, they have to deal with a lot more than heartbreak.

More concerns raised about quality of US sunscreens

The Environmental Working Group is out with its annual ratings and says most of the sunscreens available in this country are not nearly as good as they should be.

10 things you didn’t know life insurance could do

Benefits for the terminally ill and a making one last gift to your favorite charity are two of the things you may not realize your life insurance policy could do.

Senate committee insists it's not trying to privatize VA healthcare

The future of the VA's healthcare programs is still up in the air as the Senate debates either an overhaul of, or permanent extension to, current law.

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