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At D.C. Hospital, Twins Born Minutes — And Years — Apart

MedStar Washington Hospital Center says a woman gave birth to twins near midnight on New Year's, with one born in 2013 and the other born in 2014.

A hospital spokeswoman says the twins were born to Yaleni Tohalino and Warren Begazo of Silver Spring, Md. A girl, Lorraine Yaleni Begazo, was born at 11:58 p.m. Tuesday. Her brother, Brandon Ferdinando Begazo, arrived at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

The spokeswoman says Lorraine weighed 6 pounds, .49 ounces, and Brandon weighed 5 found, 10.4 ounces.

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The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees

Don't be fooled by his mild PBS persona; the beloved painter was actually an exacting artist and businessman with — brace yourself — naturally straight hair.
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A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

Chocolate lovers may agree cocoa is the food of the gods, but how strong is the evidence that it boosts heart health? Researchers are recruiting for a new study aimed at answering this question.
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D.C. Department Shakeup Raises Questions About Pay-To-Play Politics

Turnover at a major D.C. government department is raising questions about local businesses, political contributions and influence in city politics.

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How Many Times Were You Late? Metro Is Keeping Track Of It Just For You

If you log into your SmarTrip account, you'll notice that Metro has started providing individualized trip analysis. It's called MyTripTime, and it measures the time from when you tap in, to when you tap out.

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