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Southwest flight attendant's safety routine cracks-up passengers

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Southwest Airlines is known for being laid back. But a recent flight attendant's comedy routine, while she gave safety instructions, took that attitude to a whole new level. Full Story

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'Captain Underpants' doesn't sit well with some

Sun Apr 13, 2014

- The potty humor of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" would seem to have little in common. Full Story

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49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

Mon Apr 14, 2014

- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. Full Story

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Advertising after 'Mad Men': How the show compares to real life

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Advertising leaders weigh in on how the industry has changed since the days of "Mad Men" and how realistic the show really is. Full Story

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Review: Audra McDonald divinely channels Lady Day

Mon Apr 14, 2014

- One of the supreme honors this Broadway season is to go to Circle in the Square, close your eyes and hear a ghost. Full Story

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Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show

Tue Apr 15, 2014

- Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned. Full Story

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Impossible position to fill? (Video)

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Advertised as a "Director of Operations" position, the job turned out to be much more. Watch the video. Full Story

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Off the 8s: WTOP staffer recounts 'Bachelor' audition

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Love is hard to find in the big city. Sometimes you have to think big. WTOP staffer Chris Cichon writes about his audition for "The Bachelor." Full Story

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Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

Mon Apr 14, 2014

- Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus and big rig drivers were also killed. Full Story

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Tom Petty-inspired event aims to help musicians in need

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Non-profit Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians is hosting an event where musicians play Tom Petty songs and other pieces inspired by Petty as a way to raise money for its mission to help musicians in need. Full Story

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Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Tue Apr 15, 2014

- Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country's top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his second Pulitzer, for "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War In Virginia." Full Story

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Pace of presidential prep picks up

Mon Apr 14, 2014

- Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included. Full Story

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Discovery to air flight off Everest peak on May 11

Mon Apr 14, 2014

- Discovery Channel has set the date for its live coverage of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest. Full Story

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Pace of presidential prep picks up

Mon Apr 14, 2014

- Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included. Full Story

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Discovery to air flight off Everest peak on May 11

Mon Apr 14, 2014

- Discovery Channel has set the date for its live coverage of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest. Full Story

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Paris Hilton coming to D.C.'s Echostage in May

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton will DJ a set May 9 at Echostage, the Northeast D.C. venue that has been drawing crowds high-profile electronic music shows for the past year and a half. Full Story