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Friday, July 25, 2014

Frederick Bakery Fries Up Donuts For The Animal-Free

In Frederick, Md., two bakers are whipping up traditional doughnuts with some rather non-traditional ingredients.

Koreans Roll In To D.C.'s Bagel Businesses

The D.C. region is home to more than 60,000 Korean immigrants, and a growing number are turning to bagel baking.

Move Over, Smith Island Cake: Maryland's Unsung Culinary Delights

Maryland cuisine goes far beyond Smith Island cake and crabs. White potato pie and Kossuth Cake, anyone?

Mambo Or Mumbo, Learning The Secret Behind D.C.’s Special Sauce

We get the juicy story behind the tangy, gooey sauce thought to be D.C.'s homegrown condiment.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

2 Dead, 20 Injured At Eastern Shore Campground After Reports Of Tornado

Strong storms swept over Virginia's Eastern Shore on Monday, killing two and injuring nearly two dozen others at a campground.

Study: 15 Percent Of Virginia Kids Live In Poverty

Virginia was ranked in the top fifth of states in measures of childhood well-being, but statistics on the economic security of families showed a decline.

Congress Unlikely To Approve Plan On Immigrant Children Until After Recess

The political response to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in the country is largely split along partisan lines, and legislation is not forthcoming.

D.C. Council Weighs Resident Concerns About Soccer Stadium Land Swap

A key part of the proposed D.C. United stadium deal involves handing off the Reeves Center — a valuable piece of real estate in northwest that some in the District say could fetch a higher price on the open market.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Six Arrested Under Suspicion Of Killing Homeless Man

A 17-year-old girl and five men between the ages of 18 to 23 are all charged with first degree murder.

Women Charged With Funneling Money To Extremist Group

The two women, one from Virginia and the other from Washington state, are charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist network.

Former Redskins Player Fred Davis Sought On Domestic Violence-Related Charge

The athlete has been charged with assault in connection to a domestic violence incident in D.C.

Tysons Pedestrian Infrastructure Lacking Ahead Of Silver Line Opening

The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.

Audiences Get A Modern Look At A 19th Century Opera

Opera as seen through the lens of Google Glass? Wolf Trap is giving audiences the chance to mix technology with Bizet’s classic "Carmen" this month.

Second Person Arrested For Trying To Bring Gun Into Capitol Office Building

For the second time in a week, a person was arrested for trying to bring a gun into a congressional office building.

D.C. Has Worst Rate Of Late Mail Delivery In U.S.

An inspector general's report found that mail in D.C. was delivered after 5 p.m. more than two-thirds of the time.

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