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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.

Friday, November 25, 2011

'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

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.

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.

Officials Go After Occupy Richmond Protesters

After being forceably evicted from their camp in a local park, Occupy Richmond protesters are now facing a challenge for their encampment on the property of a local resident.

New License Plate Helps Virginia Abuse Victims

The Commonwealth of Virginia is introducing a new license plate, the proceeds of which will go to victims of domestic and sexual abuse.