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'Kissing bug disease' brings focus to Va.

It's called the "kissing bug disease" and it can be deadly. The parasitic disease kills tens of thousands of people a year in Latin America. Scientists are now looking at Northern Virginia. Full Story

Weather radar captures swarm of flies

Mayflies have begun hatching, emerging from river water in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms and leave behind a slimy mess. Full Story

2 Md. cities among snobbiest in nation

Two Maryland communities are considered among the snobbiest places in the U.S. Hint: they're very close to home for some of you. Full Story

Silver Line

Countdown to Saturday grand opening

After a long wait, the Silver Line debuts on Saturday. WTOP is your source for Silver Line information, here's what you need to know. Full Story

Entertainment

A hidden gem at the box office

It's time to tie yourself to the train tracks of "Snowpiercer," an action thriller catching fire On Demand and still playing at local theaters. Full Story

Federal News Radio

What if Kim Kardashian headed IRS?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders, what if famous-for-being-famous people were in charge at federal agencies? Full Story

Loudoun Sheriff closes 12-yr-old case

Loudoun County sheriff's investigators say they've solved the cold case of who killed Erica Smith as the anniversary of her death nears. Full Story

Blackberry and crab festivals, food news

There's a lot going on this summer with food and food festivals. Check out the area's upcoming events, pop-ups and restaurant plans. Full Story

Tech

How to fill 100 water balloons in 1 minute

Lots of people love summer water balloon fights -- watch how it's possible to fill up 100 water balloons in one minute. (Video) Full Story

Immigration

Virginia group houses immigrant children

Since 2012, Youth for Tomorrow has housed about 200 children who entered the country illegally. Virginia lawmakers want answers. Full Story


Dance for... Joy?

Top 10 moments from Metro's new Silver Line ad. (GIFs)


Billy Joel

Find out the songs you could hear when "Piano Man" comes to D.C.


Meg Ryan Sightings

Have you seen Meg Ryan? You may if you live in Virginia.


Turbo Charged

A dog without front legs now walks with a toy harness.

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She's So Fancy

Iggy Azalea is bringing swag to the MTV Video Music Awards.


Party Colleges

See which local school ranked as one of the top party colleges.


New Barbie Debate

There's a new Barbie on the shelves -- one that is causing quite the stir.


Silver Line Shuffle

Watch a new ad that hit the Internet - and it's made an impact. (Video)