CLOSINGS The federal government in the D.C. area will open two hours late on Tuesday. Employees can take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.
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Snow, ice threaten morning commute

Snowfall is tapering off in the D.C. area Tuesday morning, but the real threat is on the roadways as frigid roads, snow accumulation and ice could mean trouble for the morning commute. Get the latest weather, traffic and closings information in WTOP's live blog.

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  • How to bike safely in wet weather

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  • Ban on retail puppy, kitten sales considered in Montgomery Co.

    WASHINGTON — Say goodbye to that puppy in the window: Montgomery County is considering a ban on selling puppies and kittens at retail stores. A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday night. Montgomery County Council…

  • No bones about it: Broth beverage trend is getting hotter

    WASHINGTON — Forget kale, wheatgrass and cayenne pepper — the main ingredient going into today’s health drink of choice is bone. For centuries, bone broth has been a staple in many home kitchens: Mothers nourish…


Storm is downgraded, but still a whopper

It won't be the historic storm previously advertised, but New York is still getting about a foot of snow; Boston and Providence, 2 feet.

US loans fueled failed power plan in Liberia

A U.S. government-backed plan to produce green energy in one of Africa’s poorest countries was marred by insider connections and questionable planning.

No bones about it: Broth trend getting hotter

Forget kale, wheatgrass and cayenne pepper — the main ingredient going into today's drink-of-choice is bone. The health benefits of broth explain its popularity.

GW tries to smooth out edges entering gauntlet of schedule

George Washington is out to a hot start, but the team needs to step up its game in order to survive the toughest stretch of the season, beginning Tuesday at VCU.

Scientists find way to unboil eggs

Everyone knows you can’t unscramble an egg, but scientists have discovered something remarkable they can do with one.

War Books to Screen: ‘American Sniper,’ ‘Unbroken’ Q&As

WTOP's Jason Fraley chats with key figures behind the scenes of "American Sniper" and "Unbroken."

VA puts everyone on the same map

Veterans Affairs Department announced Monday the first of what likely will be many reorganizations, starting with its regional map.

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