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Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Can Also Mean Green Friday

While many people think of Black Friday as a time to get deals on electronics or early gifts, one group of retailers is urging consumers to shop around... for energy.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 25

An Unforgettable Tribute, a bestseller of sorts, the fiber arts and the graffiti arts.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

'Small Business Saturday' Benefits Local Business Owners

Now in its second year, 'Small Business Saturday' aims to drum up support for local business owners. President Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia showed their support by shopping at Kramerbooks & Afterwords in Dupont Circle.

NASA Launches Mars Rover Curiosity

NASA's new Mars Rover lifted off from Cape Canaveral Saturday morning, and is expected to arrive on the red planet on August 6, 2012.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

One Dead, Others Injured After Being Hit By Car In Home Depot Parking Lot

One person is dead, and others are injured, after being hit by a car in a Home Depot parking lot.

Occupy Protesters File Permit to Stay At Inner Harbor

Occupy Baltimore protestors have filed a permit to remain at an Inner Harbor park through the spring.

Ministry Serves Thanksgiving Feast To Homeless

A non-profit ministry hosts a Thanksgiving feast for the homeless and disadvantaged.

Safety Tips For Deep-Fried Turkeys

For those deep-frying their birds this year, beware: it's a method that's susceptible to fires.

Tax Day Ceremony: An Age-Old Tradition

Despite outside influences and a struggle to maintain their heritage, Native American tribes continue to honor an age-old tradition.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 24

There's no place like home this Thanksgiving, but if do head out there's film and theater aplenty.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gray: Federal Cuts Would Be Felt Deeply In D.C.

Automatic spending cuts will hit District residents harder than almost anywhere else in the country, according to District mayor Vincent Gray.

The Evolution Of The Thanksgiving Turkey

Turkeys like the one pardoned Wednesday by President Obama scarcely resemble the birds that the pilgrims brought with them on their voyage to North America centuries ago.

Cardin Still Waiting On Transparency Rules

Congress passed a law meant to create more openness in Wall Street more than a year ago, but as Sen. Ben Cardin notes, the SEC is dragging its feet.

Two D.C. Students To Be Mentored By President

Have a favorite coach or teacher serve as your mentor in high school? Two D.C. students may get better letters of recommendation, after being mentored by the President of the United States.

Convention Center Hosts 'Feast Of Sharing'

The Washington Convention Center hosted a "Thanksgiving Feast of Sharing" Tuesday, offering health checks, a job fair, and -- of course -- free grub.