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Friday, December 28, 2012

Docs, Nurses Stay Alert On Overnight Shift In Children's Cardiac Unit

We go on late-night rounds with the doctors and nurses in the cardiac unit at Children's National Medical Center.

HIV And Children: The Burden Of Silence

Nearly 3 percent of D.C. residents — about 14,000 people — are living with HIV. And among those infected, perhaps none are as vulnerable as children and adolescents.

Struggling Monks Partner With Farming Neighbors To Stay On Solid Ground

Rebecca Sheir continues her series on Virginia's Holy Cross Abbey, a 62-year-old Trappist monastery whose future hangs in the balance. This time, we explore the monks' new farming partnership with their neighbors across the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Virginia Trappist Monks Grapple With Uncertain Future

In the first of a two-part series, Rebecca Sheir takes us to Virginia's Holy Cross Abbey, where Trappist monks are grappling with how to survive in the 21st century.

This Week On Metro Connection: Year In Review

Before we ring in the new year, we'll look back and bring you some of our favorite stories from 2012.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

D.C. Area Hotels Still Available For Inauguration

Snagging a hotel room for Obama's second inauguration won't be as difficult as it was in 2009.

RFK Stadium Set To Sell Military Bowl Tickets

It's a sure sign of the season... the fifth annual Military Bowl is set for later this week. The RFK Stadium box office will be open Wednesday and Thursday for ticket sales.

D.C. Area Prepares For Tree Recycling

Public works departments across the D.C. area are gearing up for tree recycling efforts.

Virginia Tech Football Team Honors Sandy Hook Victims

The Virginia Tech football team is honoring the Connecticut school shooting victims with a helmet decal.

Doctors Urge Moderation During Holiday Season

Doctors in the area are urging caution when handling foods this holiday season.

JMU Professor Writes About Herbert Huncke's Life And The Beat Generation

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs are all names you might recognize as poets of the Beat Generation. But a scholar in Virginia has published a book tracing the life of a friend and inspiration to all three of them.

D.C. Jewish Community Center Volunteers Help On The Holidays

This holiday season, a thousand people are expected to take part in volunteer projects organized by the D.C Jewish Community Center.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 26, 2012

If your favorite things include cinema and jazz, you're in for a fun 48 hours.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Redskins-Cowboys Game Moved To Sunday Night

The Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys matchup that will decide the NFC East has been moved to prime time at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30.

Md. Elk Tourism Would Raise $4.5 Million Annually, Advocates Say

Nick Turland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nturland/3467779502/
A new proposal to reintroduce the once-native elk to western Maryland says tourism would generate nearly $4.5 million every year.