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Mon Jun 18th, 2012

Happy birthday, Paul McCartney

WTOP's David Burd reports.

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Fri Jun 15th, 2012

People change?!?!? It can happen.

Witness what happened to an Evangelical Christian Mother who learned her adult daughter is gay. ‘Above All Things: The Journey of an Evangelical Christian Mother and Her Lesbian Daughter' by Shari Johnson whose world turned upside down the night her 37-year-old daughter called and told her that she was gay. As she wrote in the Washington Post recently, "I had been an evangelical Christian for more than 30 years and thought that this was the worst thing that could happen — to a parent, to a Christian, to me." This just couldn't be possible. Cholene had always been the hero-Air Force Academy graduate, second woman to fly the U-2 spy plane, captain for United Airlines - she cried, begged, pleaded with God to change Cholene, but he changed Shari instead. It seems that he was much more concerned about Shari's lack of love than he was about Cholene's homosexuality.

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Fri Jun 15th, 2012

Picture perfect fathers' day gift!

Jake McGuire, one of America's most accomplished photographers, is giving away a minimum of 500 free copies of his most popular photograph, "Marine One" so Washington families can give their fathers an eye-popping gift. The photo is a straight-on view of the Presidential Helicopter flying down the National Mall,it is McGuire's hottest selling image so he is making this signed, 11x14 gift-sized prints available for the next few days so families can thrill dad on June 17th. FREE!(The print is a $40 value.) Click here to see it. The photo is particularly dynamic because the heat from the turbine engines creates the mirage effect on the Capitol Dome. Free photos can't be shipped (proper packaging and shipping is too costly for a free photo offer.) He will have them for the next few days from 7-9 AM at Starbucks Lyon Village Lee Highway at Spout Run PKWY Arlington.

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Thu Jun 14th, 2012

You never know what will pop up at a pop-up

A pop-up restaurant is one that just pops up where ever it can. Often in interesting places. Sometimes you never know what will pop-up.

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Wed Jun 13th, 2012

Pop-Up restaurants aren't about pop-overs

Nor is a Pop-Up restaurant a pop-off restaurant (that would be one run by Chef Gordon Ramsay). Join us as we head to a pop-up created by Aaron Silverman and his team for the Potomac Construction Services team.

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Tue Jun 12th, 2012

Who is joining the newsbabes' bash this year??

How about you?? Also, a bunch of NewsMEN in Pink. The Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer began in 2009 when a group of good friends in the TV news industry decided to get together for one cause. The 4th annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer will raise money for The George Washington University Mammovan, the mobile healthcare unit that brings free mammography screenings to underserved women throughout the Washington area. Every $3500 raised will keep the Mammovan on the road for another day. Tuesday, June 19th, from 7:00-9:00pm at The Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW). Tickets $75 and $50 for breast cancer survivors click here

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Tue Jun 12th, 2012

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad!

The headline has only a slight connection to Fathers' Day but it was/is a great play. However, this Sunday IS Fathers' Day and lots of people are wondering what to do for dear old Dad! Cheryl Najafi author of the brand new New York Times Best Selling book "YOU'RE SO INVITED - Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On!" has some suggestions.

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Mon Jun 11th, 2012

Trying to keep teens alive

It was a glamorous gala in the Italian Embassy but the cause was not glamorous. The 19th Annual Metro TeenAids Auction raised needed money to continue fighting a constant battle to keep HIV/AIDs from spreading among our teens. Through education, support, and advocacy, Metro TeenAids provides HIV testing and counseling, promotes responsible decision-making as part of its in-school and after-school school programs, and improves the quality of life for young people who are HIV-positive, at risk of HIV infection, or in families with HIV/AIDS.

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Mon Jun 11th, 2012

They are in the "pink"

It was the 9th Annual "Tickled Pink" Mother-Daughter Tea and Fashion Show at the Fairmont DC. An afternoon of fabulous fashions and fun which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid Atlantic. Each year the Fairmont partners with Pink Palm at Bethesda Row, a Lilly Pulitzer® Signature Store to bond these Mother's & Daughters in colorful summer fashion.

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Mon Jun 11th, 2012

Coast Guard: Unmanned Navy aircraft crashes in Md.

The U.S. Coast Guard says an unmanned Naval aircraft has crashed on Maryland's Eastern Shore and there are no injuries.

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Sun Jun 10th, 2012

New techniques to put that bad day behind you

Randi Martin, View from Venus

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Sat Jun 09th, 2012

When the zombies come knocking, shoot them

David Burd looks at Hornady Z-Max bullets, which promise to kill the undead for good.

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Fri Jun 08th, 2012

Rock the Mall

The Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a huge event on the National Mall tomorrow, Saturday June 9, beginning at 11:00 AM. You can watch a live web cast, just click here. Hosted by the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital they are expecting as many as 200 thousand people. The largest gathering of Girl Scouts, friends, family and alumnae from across the world.

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Fri Jun 08th, 2012

Fairfax County School Board postpones discipline decision

WTOP's Michelle Basch reports.

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Fri Jun 08th, 2012

Students honored for pedestrian safety efforts

WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.

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Fri Jun 08th, 2012

The new three "R"s

Research - Rehabilitation - Re-Employment.
Those three make up the mission of the Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF). This week was the 27th Annual BAVF Congressional Awards Reception in the Cannon House Office Building.

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Thu Jun 07th, 2012

A bigger-than-life dad

Mark Shriver always loved, respected and valued his father Sargent Shriver. But after this remarkable man's battle with Alzheimer's Disease and death wanted to get to know why people called the founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty— "A Good Man". The result is the new book A GOOD MAN Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver. "An inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy." Henry Holt and Co.

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Thu Jun 07th, 2012

Not all school nights are the same

Consider the eight thousand DC area school kids who were treated by the Washington National's to the Tuesday night's 12 inning Nats-Met's game. It was the 4th Annual annual D.C. Public School Night. During pregame ceremonies the Nationals spotlighted students on the field for their academic and athletic achievements.

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Thu Jun 07th, 2012

An auto response to a need

Sheehy Ford/Nissan Springfield in conjunction with The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates will offer FREE mammograms (for those who don't have accepted health insurance coverage) when the GW Mammovan makes a stop at the dealership. To be eligible, women must be over the age of 40; have not had a mammogram in 12 months; have not been previously treated for breast cancer or have knowledge of existing lumps; and not have breast implants. Thursday, June 28 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Appointments necessary (no later than by June 13) on a first come, first serve basis. To schedule (202) 741-3252 Sheehy Ford/Nissan-Springfield 6727 Loisdale Road Springfield, VA

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Wed Jun 06th, 2012

8-year-old honored for saving mom's life

Kristi King, wtop

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