BREAKING NEWS Suitland Parkway is closed between Branch Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. due to a tractor-trailer accident.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

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Nujood Ali stunned the world in 2008 by obtaining a divorce at age ten in Yemen, striking a blow against forced marriage. Photo by Stephanie Sinclair from the exhibition "Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment" at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.

Read more about the National Geographic exhibit “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment”

9:10 p.m. – Tara Sinclair, associate professor of economics at George Washington University


What the debt ceiling really is, and how it affects you

8:10 p.m. – Chapin White, senior health researcher at the Center for Studying Health System Change


Issues with the roll out of Obamacare

Neighbors fight improvements to a Braddock Road intersection near Loudoun-Fairfax line


Ari Ashe, WTOP

7:40 p.m. Tom Merritt, host of Tech News Today on Twit.TV


The world’s first curved smartphone

5:40 p.m. WTOP Redskins Beat reporter George Wallace


Snyder addresses Redskins name dispute, calls the name "badge of honor"

Read the letter sent to season-ticketholders here.

4:40 p.m. – Jim Tankersley, economics correspondent, Washington Post


An exclusive interview with Janet Yellen

3:50 p.m. – Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland


U.S. and Egypt funding

3:10 p.m. – Kathryn Keane, vice president of National Geographic Exhibitions


National Geographic celebrates women photographers in new exhibition

Living near airports may cause heart disease, stroke


<p> <b>WTOP’s Michelle Basch reports</b><br> <p>Two separate studies published in the <a href="">British Medical Journal</a> suggest living near a large, busy airport could increase your risk of a stroke or heart problems. </p> <p>WTOP got reaction from Don MacGlashan with the group <a href="">Citizens for the Abatement of Aircraft Noise (CAAN)</a>, which represents residents in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. </p> <p>More information about Reagan National Airport’s online aircraft noise and flight path tracking system, which is available for resident’s to use and is mentioned in the reports, <a href=" ">is available here</a>.</p>

2:20 p.m. – Brian Stelter, media reporter for the New York Times


The partnership between Twitter and Comcast

Read more from The New York Times: Through Twitter Partnership, Comcast Hopes to Encourage TV Viewing

12:51 p.m. – Dave Ross, commentator


When the going gets tough, the tough don’t vote

11:10 a.m. – Barry Bagnato, CBS News correspondent


A salmonella outbreak sickens 278 in 18 states.

10:30 a.m. – Jill Schlesinger, CBS News business analyst


President Obama is set to nominate Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve.

10:10 a.m. – Molly Ball, reporter for The Atlantic


Politicians less likely to lie if someone is fact-checking them.

Related Link: The Atlantic: Do Politicians Care If They Get Caught Lying?

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