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D.C. Tourism Bureau: Virginia Isn't The Only Place For Lovers

Looking for ideas for a romantic date? D.C.'s tourism bureau has some ideas.
Looking for ideas for a romantic date? D.C.'s tourism bureau has some ideas.

Tourism officials are preparing to showcase Washington as a destination for romance.

The Destination DC tourism bureau is launching its new six-week Date Nights D.C. campaign on Wednesday. The group pulled together 58 different deals and discounts for romantic packages, including hotel stays, moonlit monument tours, theaters, bars and restaurants.

In one package, Ford's Theatre is offering two-for-one tickets to the production of "Violet'' for patrons who mention "Date Nights D.C.''

The tourism group offers a list of more than 100 date night ideas and 28 of the most romantic spots in the city.

Tourism officials plan to target travelers within a 200-mile radius of Washington. The campaign runs through March 2, which is usually a quiet time for leisure travel to Washington.

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'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's list pits rookies against titans.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Windows 10 Rolls Out, Along With Concern Over Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns.

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