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Va. Schools Closed; Feds, D.C. Schools On Two-Hour Delay

The season's first winter blast coated area roads with ice on Sunday evening, forcing closures of many local schools and putting others on a two-hour delay. Here's the updated list of what's open and what's not in the region.
  • Closed: Loudoun County public schools, Fairfax County public schools, Fauquier County public schools, Prince William County public schools, Montgomery County public schools, Arlington County public schools, Alexandria City public schools, Howard County public schools, Falls Church schools, Manassas City schools, Manassas Park schools, Stafford County schools, Carroll County schools.
  • Two-Hour Delay: D.C. government, D.C. public schools, Frederick County public schools, Prince George’s County public schools, Anne Arundel County public schools, federal government (with option for unscheduled leave or telework).
  • Open: Arlington County government, Fairfax County government (except courts), Montgomery County government (at 10 a.m.).

For more closings and delays, please check with our content partner NBC Washington. For individual D.C. charter schools, check here.

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In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

When he was 8, Wilder's mother had a heart attack and he took it upon himself to cheer her up. We'll listen back to a Fresh Air interview with the comic actor, who died Monday at age 83.
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Jollof Rice: West Africans Dish It Up With A Hefty Serving Of Smack Talk

Jollof rice is a celebration dish in West Africa. Each country in the region has its own take — and the rivalry over which version reigns supreme is constant fodder for a delicious war of words.
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Obama Grants Clemency To 100+ Prisoners; DOJ 'Confident' It Will Clear Backlog

Thousands of petitions are still pending, but the Justice Department tells NPR that despite doubts from advocates it plans to consider each of them before President Obama leaves office.
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#IfAfricaWasASchool, Who Would Be The Nerd? Jock? Most Popular?

A trending hashtag on Twitter invites people to personify countries in Africa with various schoolyard archetypes.

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