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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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  • Athletes of the Week (May 23)

    BOYS Andrew Wanger, Brunswick, baseball Wanger turned in a four-hit shutout as Brunswick beat McDonough 4-0 on Saturday at Ripken Stadium to win its first Class 1A state title since 1996. The junior right-hander struck out…

  • 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…

  • Agriculture calendar — May 25

    n The University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners will offer Ask a Master Gardener plant clinics from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through the summer. Also, there will be tours of the…

  • More than just mowing and mulching to get parks ready for summer

    Getting parks ready for the season is a months-long process that relies heavily on volunteers to make sure everything is ready leading up to the traditional Memorial Day kick-off for summer. “It starts with the…

  • DATA POINTS: Economic calendar

    ECONOMIC CALENDAR Monday: Memorial Day Markets Closed Tuesday: Durable Goods Orders, FHFA House Price Index, New Home Sales, Consumer Confidence, State Street Investor Confidence Survey Wednesday: MBA Mortgage Applications, PMI Services Flash Thursday: Jobless Claims,…

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Storms flood Plains, Midwest, killing 3, forcing evacuations

Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes.

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

Malaysian authorities say they have discovered 139 suspected graves in a series of abandoned camps used by human traffickers.

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.

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