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Snow Daze: Schools close, working parents scramble

Closing school is all fun-and-games for kids. But how do working parents deal with the scramble to find child care?

Monday - 02/17/2014, 08:21am EST

Tags: Randi Martin, snow, snow days, school cancellations, working parents


From space to Charles Co.: Students speak to astronauts

Twenty students from Charles County Public Schools got the chance Tuesday to talk one-on-one with American astronauts stationed aboard the International Space Station.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 04:23pm EST

Tags: Charles County Public Schools, La Plata, Md., science, international space station, space,

How will student loan interest rates affect you?

Depending on the type of loan, some students won't feel the pinch of doubling interest rates while others will take the hit upon graduation.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:35pm EDT

Tags: student loans, interest rates, college, financial aid,

A Hero's Best Friend: Dogs help wounded warriors recover

Throughout centuries of war, dogs have been by service members' sides, whether they're helping save lives in the battlefield or helping them heal.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 12:48pm EDT

Tags: wounded warriors, dogs, training dogs, Walter Reed, heal, amputees, Soldier, U.S. Army, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


Daunting task: Saving the life of a hero at Walter Reed

Imagine showing up for work each day with this task: Trying to save the life of a hero. The chief of surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center talks with WTOP about the daunting duty.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 09:04am EDT

Tags: Walter Reed, Afghanistan War, Iraq War, Philip Perdue, wounded warriors

Military moms-to-be showered with baby gifts (PHOTOS)

Operation Shower threw a baby shower for 40 expectant military spouses to let them know how much they are appreciated.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 07:32am EDT

Tags: operation shower, military spouses, Parenting, Alexandria, pregnancy, baby shower

Herbicide sprayed on invasive Rock Creek Park plants raises concerns

Hikers in D.C.'s Rock Creek Park are seeing warning signs and blue patches of ground where the National Park Service is using a herbicide to on the invasive fig buttercup, a plant that sprouts yellow flowers.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 05:19am EDT

Tags: Rock Creek Park, herbicide

D.C.-area home prices at highest Feb. level since 2007

New data out from the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis and RealEstate Business Intelligence show February home prices and home sales high. In fact, sales this year were at their highest February level since 2007.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 08:54am EDT

Tags: home sales, real estate, George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis

'Home of choice contingency' offers sellers security, hurdles for buyers

In today's real estate market, there is proof that sellers have the upper hand.

Monday - 03/11/2013, 04:08pm EDT

Tags: Home Value Highwire, Home of Choice Contingency, real estate

Short sales are the new Md. real estate trend

Foreclosures have been hampering the housing market for years now, but another type of distressed property is seeing an uptick.

Sunday - 03/10/2013, 06:35am EDT

Tags: real estate, short sales,

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