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Not sure what to plan for Mother's Day? WTOP's got you covered.
You've seen them on the street corners. They spin signs of all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they do flips, or throw their signs into the air -- whatever it takes to get your attention as you drive by.
Rock Creek Park Ranger Scott Einberger takes WTOP on a tour of the park. Between 4,000 and 5,000 guests visit the Washington area park every month to see the a variety of critters, trees and other living things. Visitors exercise, sight-see and bask in the park's natural beauty.
A stroll through Northern Virginia's Old Town Alexandria often entails a walk along the waterfront, a historic tour along the uneven brick sidewalks or a visit to a nearby cafe. And if you're lucky, a run-in with Miss United States.
About 1,100 athletes are heading to California this weekend for the 33rd Annual USA Dance National DanceSport Championships in Los Angeles. And many of them are from the Washington region.
Washington is welcoming the largest celebration of French culture and language in the world -- the Francophonie Cultural Festival.
John Rider, 55, is the owner of Pedro & Vinny's, your standard burrito food truck. But there's not much that's normal about Rider's business. He serves burritos, and jokes, to nearly 225 people every day.
Fans who have attended sporting events at American, Georgetown and Howard universities have likely heard Shellie Bowers' voice. It's the one blaring on the speakers, calling the shots, penalties and halftime announcements.
Washington area dogs Jewel, 3, and Honor, 4, each won their breed and group at this year's Westminster Dog Show. District resident Ellen Charles, 75, calls owning dogs a lifestyle and sings her praises of the pups, from hind quarters to scruffy ears.
"The Fifty Shades Trilogy" is a three-credit, 300-level American Studies course at American University focusing on "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- the book that inspired conversations about "mommy porn" and received both praise for dragging readers into a fantasy world and criticism for cluttering their minds with X-rated, erotic scenes.