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Your guide to this year's Memorial Day events

Bikers rumbled into Washington to honor soldiers and military veterans ahead of Sunday's National Memorial Day Concert. Some streets will be closed for Monday's parade. Find full parade details and information in WTOP's live blog.

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  • Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a “suspicious” vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle’s owner was located…

  • Swimmer Dies at Annual Swim at Lake Audubon

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    WASHINGTON — A man has died after he was burned in a gas station fire in Prince George’s County on Sunday. The fire happened at a Shell Gas station near Kenilworth Avenue and East-West Highway in…

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Flooding in Texas, Oklahoma prompts evacuations

Up to 10 inches of rain fell over 24 hours in parts of Texas, prompting numerous evacuations and rescues overnight and into Sunday.

Gays wake up to 'new' Ireland

The gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn — some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.

Aging nuns getting care at Jewish nursing home

Fewer young women are devoting their lives to religious orders, and those who are already nuns are aging and facing escalating health care needs.

Patriots fans rally in support of Tom Brady

Dozens of people filled a stadium parking lot to protest the four-game suspension handed to quarterback Tom Brady over the “Deflategate” scandal.

Free content pays off for YouTube

In the spirit of sharing popularized by YouTube, here are a few moments to remember from the site’s first decade.

A go-kart roller coaster takes off in Ocean City

The latest attraction at Jolly Roger Speedway puts a twist on the typical circuit, sending drivers five stories high. It has the appearance of a roller coaster but the revving of a race.

WTOP Freebies

Where to get some good deals and freebies around the D.C. area.

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