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This interactive section lists the most popular stories on WTOP.com. Popularity is determined by a combination of elements including how many times a story is viewed, Facebook "Likes" and user comments. You can also sort by section using the NewsQ Filter in the right column. Note: Stories won't necessarily be in chronological order and there may be older stories in the list.

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Norman Bridwell, Clifford creator, dead at 86

Wed Dec 17, 2014

poken illustrator whose impromptu story about a girl and her puppy marked the unlikely birth of the supersized franchise Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died at 86. Full Story

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Elton John, David Furnish to tie knot again

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Elton John and his partner David Furnish plan to tie the knot for a second time, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Britain. Full Story

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NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

Wed Dec 17, 2014

The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too. Full Story

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Fraternity suspended over 'Beyonce' holiday card

Wed Dec 17, 2014

A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly white group posing with what it says was a Beyoncé sex doll. Full Story

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The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's Simpsons

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses. Full Story

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Carmike Cinemas pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. Full Story

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Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. Full Story

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Chevy Chase couple airs nuclear doc on PBS

Wed Dec 17, 2014

WTOP's Jason Fraley chats with Michael Pack, who worked with wife Gina to create the documentary "Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power." Full Story

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NYC premiere 'The Interview' canceled

Wed Dec 17, 2014

The New York premiere of the comedy "The Interview" has been canceled following threats of violence against theaters carrying it. Full Story

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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. Full Story

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Richard C. Hottelet, last of original 'Murrow's Boys,' dies

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died. He was 97. Full Story

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Under Abbas, majority say they can't speak freely

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Two-thirds of Palestinians say they are afraid to criticize Mahmoud Abbas, according to a poll, and some of the Palestinian president's recent actions only seem to confirm claims that dissent comes at a price. Full Story

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CBS dominated prime time Top 20 ratings last week

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Football handed NBC the week's most-watched broadcast, but CBS was the most-watched network overall in prime time. Full Story

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Camille Cosby's statement on assault accusations

Tue Dec 16, 2014

Camille Cosby released the following statement Monday on the accusations of sexual assault against her husband: Full Story

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Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year

Mon Dec 15, 2014

A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture. Full Story

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Letterman pulls curtain on holiday tradition

Tue Dec 16, 2014

With the curtain soon to fall on David Letterman's late-night television career, the end comes Friday for an odd and emotional holiday tradition that involves comic Jay Thomas, the Lone Ranger, a giant meatball and, most indelibly, singer Darlene Love. Full Story

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Parents flock to eBay for a royal sweater

Tue Dec 16, 2014

Parents looking to dress their toddlers like Prince George for Christmas may be too late. Full Story