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Suburban Hospital Seeks Soon-To-Be 70-Year-Olds

Suburban Hospital in Bethesda opened its doors on Dec. 13, 1943. As part of the celebration for its 70th birthday, the hospital is asking anyone who was born there during its first year to share his or her stories. They can contact Suburban if they choose to do so.

Suburban Hospital opened to accommodate the expanding population in Montgomery County during World War II. It was during the 1940s that the Montgomery County population nearly doubled, and for the first time topped 100,000 people. That decade also saw the growth of the main campus of the National Institutes of Health and the opening of what is now the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, both of which are located in Bethesda near Suburban Hospital.

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Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.
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Donald Trump Sues Chef José Andrés Over Hotel Pullout

Trump has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Chef José Andrés and his companies after Andrés announced that he's canceling plans to have a restaurant inside Trump's Old Post Office hotel in downtown D.C.
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Donald Trump Sues Chef José Andrés Over Hotel Pullout

Trump has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Chef José Andrés and his companies after Andrés announced that he's canceling plans to have a restaurant inside Trump's Old Post Office hotel in downtown D.C.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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