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Almanac predicts 'super-cold' winter

The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, was published Wednesday and predicts a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation. Full Story

The reason why older people sleep less

Research, for the first time, has found a neurological reason for the loss of sleep and more sporadic sleep among older adults. Full Story

Detecting hornet allergy that killed mom

The story of a Virginia mother's deadly reaction to a white faced hornet sting has many concerned and experts are weighing in. Full Story


33 area companies crack Inc. 500

Inc. Magazine's 2014 list of the country's fastest-growing private companies includes 33 in the Washington area. Full Story


NFL ref protested against Redskins

A longtime NFL referee reveals he asked the league not to assign him to Washington games as a silent protest to the team name. Full Story

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Photos: Cooking chili for charity

The Energy Department hosted a chili cook off Tuesday to promote the sixth annual Feds Feed Families food drive. Full Story

Suicidal Ellicott City man shot by police

A suicidal Ellicott City man died Wednesday after he attacked police who were trying to help him and was shot, the Howard County Police Department says. He was flown to Shock Trauma. Full Story

10 most stolen cars in Va., Md., D.C.

How likely is your car to be stolen? The National Insurance Crime Bureau is out with its annual Hot Wheels report of the most stolen vehicles. Full Story


Special forces tried to save Foley, failed

Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans, but did not find the hostages. Full Story


Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

Social media tips for parents, relatives and friends when it comes to posting photos, names and other information about kids on social media. Full Story

Holy Cuteness!

These rescued pups are in the area and looking for love. (Photos)

A love story

Were Neanderthals and humans the earliest of love stories?

Challenge Accepted

W takes the icy challenge with a little help from Laura. (Video)

Results Are In

How did D.C. measure up when its honesty was put to the test?

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Pride of Baltimore

An historic ship docks in D.C. for visitors to tour for free.

Beer Week Best Bets

With hundreds of DC Beer Week events, how do you choose?

A New Role

Seth Meyers prizes his new primetime role on television.

Bond Challenge

Can a former James Bond actor out-game Jimmy Fallon? (Video)

, August 20, 2014
Washington, DC
Now: 75 °F
Tonight: Rather cloudy and humid with a t-storm
Hi: 87 °F | Lo: 67 °F

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