Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013


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Looking for a babysitter? What you need to know

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Rosemary Frisino Toohey, WTOP

Parents planning a date night know to factor in the added cost of a babysitter, but what should you pay someone to watch your kids?

USA Today says the national average hourly rate for a babysitter was $16 an hour in 2011. A story in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch says rates can go up to $25 an hour depending on how many kids are involved, and if there’s a pet.

Websites such as Nannies4Hire.com and Care.com also offer information on babysitting rates.

Some sites offer a tool that calculates suggested babysitting rates by area. You can search by ZIP code for a rate in your neighborhood here and here.

Let us know in the comments: What do you pay for a babysitter?

Related Link:: How Much To Pay A Babysitter: Average Babysitting Rates Throughout U.S. (INFOGRAPHIC)


8:10 p.m. – Paul Kita, editor of Men’s Health Magazine

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Top tips for perfect grilling this Labor Day weekend.



6:20 p.m. Glenn Thrush, senior White House reporter at POLITICO

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Obama emphasized his economic equality message and his second term agenda in speech



5:40 p.m. Paul Butler, law professor at Georgetown University and the author of ‘Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice’

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Analyzing the president’s speech



4:10 p.m. – Major Garrett, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent

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First African-American President marks 50th anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream"


Data Doctors

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Learning how to write computer code



8:40a.m. Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. ambassador to Morocco and presidential adviser

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Nations debating what actions to take with Syria



7:40 a.m. – James Brown, Special Correspondent to CBS News

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Who has the original copy of MLK’s "I Have a Dream" speech?



7:10 a.m. – Pat Herrity, Fairfax County supervisor (R-Springfield)

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Olympic Games in D.C. region not a pie-in-the-sky notion



Fans cheer for hockey’s Olympic hopefuls

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WTOP’s Megan Cloherty reports.

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Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard signs a hockey stick for fans Tuesday, August 27 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

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Capitals defenseman John Carlson models the new Nike Team USA hockey jersey that will be worn during the 2014 Winter games. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

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Fans cheer on the 48 players invited to try out for Team USA’s 2014 Olympic hockey team at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday, August 27. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

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Players greet veterans honored at the event on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)



Monster of a pizza includes … burgers

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WTOP’s David Burd reports

Related Link: Megaburgerpizza, A Burger/Pizza Hybrid, Debuted By Japan’s Pizza Little Party Chain (PHOTO)

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