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Four out of 10 people in the D.C. Metro area plan to leave town for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. How to prepare for clogged roads and holiday travel.

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Gift guide for the food-lover on your list

Have a food-lover on your holiday gift list? From meat-themed items to serving platters and more, these items are sure to please. (Photos)

Sorting out the mess of the NFC South

No other division in the NFL has more than two teams with losing records. The only hope for that to change is for the New Orleans Saints to beat two teams.

Tech tips: How to block creepy stalker ads

Have you ever noticed how products you've looked at online seem to follow you around the Internet. Here's how to make it stop.

‘Annie’ isn’t the only ‘Imitation Game’ in town

WTOP Entertainment Editor Jason Fraley reviews two new movies "Annie" and "The Imitation Game."

A year in pop culture

2014 was the year of pop-culture news. From ice buckets to Miley to "Frozen," a month-by-month year in review.

Coal ash's new treatment

Experts expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage.

Fundamental change needed at Secret Service

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Secret Service needs a higher level of accountability and better trained people.

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