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  • 30 years later, groundbreaking book ‘Banned in DC’ still reverberates

    Thirty years after the release of a groundbreaking book about D.C.’s hardcore punk scene, its author says some of the messages are as resonant today as when the book first came out.

  • What’s really holding back young DC-area homebuyers?

    According to an Apartment List survey, 48 percent of D.C.-area renters who want to buy currently have zero money set aside for a home purchased down payment. Just 16 percent have saved $10,000 or more.

  • Controlling high blood pressure to reduce stroke risk

    High blood pressure is extremely common; in fact, almost one out of every two adults suffers from it. Symptoms are rare, so patients need to take a proactive approach to make sure they minimize the risk of stroke associated with high blood pressure.

  • Volunteers, wreaths needed to decorate headstones at Arlington

    National Wreaths Across America Day is Saturday, Dec. 15, and the organization is still looking for is looking for help to honor those buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Trump blames lawyer Michael Cohen for hush money ‘liability’

    President Donald Trump is defending the hush money payments made by his former lawyer to two women during his 2016 campaign as “a simple private transaction.” He tweeted Monday that if there was wrongdoing, it’s lawyer Michael Cohen’s “liability” and not his.

  • Expert tips for home renos, repairs and refreshes

    Rick Wuest, owner and president of Thompson Creek Window Company, recently joined WTOP to discuss everything from curb appeal, to energy efficiency, to finding and hiring the right contractor.

  • Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

    Many companies including McDonald's and Kellogg are purging artificial colors from their foods. But it's not just processed and packaged foods that create illusions with colors. Find out which other common foods are not naturally the colors you think they are.

  • How to plan your smart home – and weigh privacy risks

    Technology companies are pushing the “smart home” hard, selling appliances and gadgets that offer internet-connected conveniences you didn’t know you needed. But before you succumb to the temptation consider that these devices might also give companies and hackers a key to your homes. Here’s what you need to know.

  • 10 new holiday songs to sing along to in the car

    We have all heard the holiday classics, “Jingle Bells” and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” but there are a bunch of new holiday songs to singalong to in the car. Whether you are traveling down the street or across the country, these ten holiday songs will get you in the spirit while you are getting to your final destination!

  • Balancing worklife, cash flow and sanity

    Consider the tens of thousands of federal workers are wondering and many are asking if they are going to get the day before Christmas Eve off with pay. An equal number of federal workers also are wondering if there is going to be a partial shutdown.