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Road closures to avoid this holiday weekend

For D.C. area residents sticking around this weekend, there will be plenty of Memorial Day weekend events to check out and plenty of road closures to go with them including rolling closures along Interstate 66.

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2 dead, 5 missing after heavy rains in Texas, Kansas

At least two people are dead and five people are missing after this week's torrential rains in Texas and Kansas. The same areas face the possibility of more rain over the long Memorial Day weekend.

UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call

The World Health Organization said that "based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus."

Arlington prepares commuters for first Metro SafeTrack surge

Driving alone should be the last resort, county officials say.

Summer wines for grilling season

Summer is about to get real in Washington — and finding the right wine to saddle up alongside the plethora of grilled goodies is half the fun.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is no ‘Future Past,’ but ‘X’ still marks the spot

Oscar Isaac joins Michael Fassbender to take on Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the X-Men.

Alexandria animal shelter faces long hot weekend

The air conditioning that serves two dog runs at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria went kaput Friday.

Recreation.gov: We have people’s vacations in our hands

Interior Department and Forest Service officials say a new $182 million contract awarded to Booz Allen Hamilton will make it easier for travelers to plan their visits to national parks, lands and waters.

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