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Lessons from ’18: Old pandemic is a murky guide for sports | WTOP

Lessons from ’18: Old pandemic is a murky guide for sports | WTOP

The image is striking: Fans watching a college football game in the midst of a pandemic, wearing masks with a smidge of social distance between them on row aft [...]

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Ocean City’s mayor on Memorial Day prep in pandemic: ‘We’re all in this together’ | WTOP

The reopening of the beaches and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, will face a big test this weekend as crowds gather for Memorial Day.

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Garden Plot: Is it safe to plant summer tomatoes? | WTOP

It’s time to get summer crops like tomatoes in the ground. Garden Editor Mike McGrath has the tips to keep your tomatoes happy and healthy.

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Can broadband keep up with demand during the pandemic? | WTOP

“We are in the middle of a crisis where people who are disconnected from school, work, health care, friends and family need access urgently.”

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AP Courtside: Justices hear argument in NY Trump tax case | WTOP

The Supreme Court is holding its second week of arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic, hearing cases about President Donald Trump’s tax re [...]

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Woman dead, two others injured in assault at Montgomery Co. home | WTOP

A woman is dead and two other people injured following an assault at a Montgomery County, Maryland, home on Monday afternoon.

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Convention center transformed into alternate care site as part DC coronavirus response | WTOP

The Washington Convention Center has become an alternate care site as part of the District’s coronavirus response plan.

Read full article: Convention center transformed into alter...→
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Washington Nationals’ DJ moves to virtual performances | WTOP

The coronavirus outbreak has changed where one D.C. DJ performs. Now, he’s finding new ways to entertain his fans, while also helping others in his field.

Read full article: Washington Nationals’ DJ moves to virtua...→
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Taliban say they don’t have missing US contractor | WTOP

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban leaders searched their ranks, including the much-feared Haqqani network, and on Sunday told The Associated Press they are not holding [...]

Read full article: Taliban say they don’t have missing US c...→
Tips to make sure your donations go to COVID-19 relief | WTOP

Tips to make sure your donations go to COVID-19 relief | WTOP

With so many in need of help, donating to a charity to provide COVID-19 relief can feel a bit daunting. One organization has the resources to make your donatio [...]

Read full article: Tips to make sure your donations go to C...→
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Education reform plan among three dozen bills vetoed by Hogan | WTOP

Education reform plan among three dozen bills vetoed by Hogan | WTOP

With a trio of unusual veto letters, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) vetoed nearly three dozen bills passed by the 2020 General Assembly.

Read full article: Education reform plan among three dozen ...→

AP Exclusive: Admin shelves CDC guide to reopening country | WTOP

A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reope [...]

Read full article: AP Exclusive: Admin shelves CDC guide to...→

Court grants 3 Virginia towns permission to move elections | WTOP

The towns of Lovettsville, Middleburg and Purcellville will now hold their municipal elections to Thursday, June 4.

Read full article: Court grants 3 Virginia towns permission...→
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Great Harvest donates more than 1,000 loaves of bread to those in need during pandemic | WTOP

Great Harvest donates more than 1,000 loaves of bread to those in need during pandemic | WTOP

As families experience food shortages during the coronavirus pandemic, Great Harvest Bread Co. is doing everything it can to give bread to those who need it.

Read full article: Great Harvest donates more than 1,000 lo...→
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Parent of George Washington University student sues, says online classes inferior | WTOP

Parent of George Washington University student sues, says online classes inferior | WTOP

The father of a George Washington University student in D.C. has filed a federal class-action lawsuit over the school’s limited services during the coronavirus [...]

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Baltimore Sun wins Pulitzer for ex-mayor book scheme stories | WTOP

The Baltimore Sun won a Pulitzer Prize in local reporting Monday for its coverage of a book publishing and sales scheme that led to the resignation of Catherin [...]

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California man sentenced to 4 years in prison for Comet Ping Pong arson, assaulting an officer | WTOP

A California man who started a fire in the Northwest D.C. restaurant Comet Ping Pong has been sentenced to four years in federal prison.

Read full article: California man sentenced to 4 years in p...→
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Florida’s Grayton Beach No. 1 in top-10 US list | WTOP

“Dr. Beach” ranks Grayton Beach State Park in Florida as the nation’s No. 1 beach.

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Don’t bug out: 2021 will see emergence of ‘trillions of cicadas’ | WTOP

“We’re going to be the epicenter of emergence that ranges from Georgia to New England, and there will simply be trillions of cicadas emerging.”

Read full article: Don’t bug out: 2021 will see emergence o...→
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Israel swears in new government after 3 deadlocked elections | WTOP

Israel swears in new government after 3 deadlocked elections | WTOP

After three deadlocked and divisive elections, and a year and a half of political paralysis, Israel was finally swearing in a new government on Thursday.

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Coronavirus: When do Americans think public gatherings will be safe again? | WTOP

Roughly two-thirds of Americans say they don’t think it will be safe for groups of 10 or more people to gather until July or later.

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Bulging deficits may threaten prized Pentagon arms projects | WTOP

The government’s $3 trillion effort to rescue the economy from the coronavirus crisis is stirring worry at the Pentagon.

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As nations reopen, warning emerges about virus tracing voids | WTOP

May 11, 2020, 10:17 PM... The warning came as France and Belgium emerged from lockdowns, the Netherlands sent children back to school, and many U.S. states pre [...]

Read full article: As nations reopen, warning emerges about...→

What we know about Ahmaud Arbery’s killing | WTOP

After moving at a plodding pace for more than two months, the case of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing has, from an investigative perspective, hit warp speed.

Read full article: What we know about Ahmaud Arbery’s killi...→
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A distinct possibility: ‘Temporary’ layoffs may be permanent | WTOP

Call it realism or pessimism, but more employers are coming to a reluctant conclusion: Many of the employees they’ve had to lay off in the face of the pandemic [...]

Read full article: A distinct possibility: ‘Temporary’ layo...→
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‘We have a caseload which is still growing:’ Montgomery Co. may not follow Maryland’s Phase 1 reopening | WTOP

“We’re not the western part of the state or parts of the Eastern Shore,” Elrich said in a Zoom meeting with reporters to discuss the county’s management of the [...]

Read full article: ‘We have a caseload which is still growi...→
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Garden Plot: Is it time for summer plants to go in the ground? | WTOP

With chilly temperatures ahead, summer plants already in the ground will need all the help they can get. Garden editor Mike McGrath has these tips.

Read full article: Garden Plot: Is it time for summer plant...→

Unanimous Supreme Court throws out ‘Bridgegate’ convictions | WTOP

The Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of two people involved in New Jersey’s “Bridgegate” scandal.

Read full article: Unanimous Supreme Court throws out ‘Brid...→

The Hunt: Americans captured in Venezuela in alleged coup | WTOP

Two Americans were among a group Venezuelan authorities say were 13 terrorists captured in connection with an alleged failed plot to topple the government.

Read full article: The Hunt: Americans captured in Venezuel...→

Senior scientist says administration ignored virus warnings | WTOP

The Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of the coronavirus, then sought a quick fix by trying to rush an unproven drug to patients, a seni [...]

Read full article: Senior scientist says administration ign...→
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2 plead guilty in federal bribe scheme at pension guarantor | WTOP

The procurement director of the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. and the CEO of a northern Virginia contracting firm have pleaded guilty to their roles i [...]

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Baltimore billboard vandalized with ‘Cancel Rent’ graffiti | WTOP

A billboard that features Baltimore’s mayor has been vandalized with the words “Cancel Rent” as well as a vulgarity directed at the police.

Read full article: Baltimore billboard vandalized with ‘Can...→
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Suddenly looking for work? Your social media posts could cost you the job | WTOP

If you suddenly find yourself looking for a job during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s what you don’t want in your social media accounts.

Read full article: Suddenly looking for work? Your social m...→
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Emerging from lockdown: ’46 days in the house was enough’ | WTOP

From the United States to Europe and Asia, people in many parts of the world are emerging from their homes as virus-related restrictions begin to ease and spri [...]

Read full article: Emerging from lockdown: ’46 days in the ...→
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Request for injunction on Maryland stay-at-home order denied | WTOP

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request to issue a temporary restraining order sought by people challenging Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home or [...]

Read full article: Request for injunction on Maryland stay-...→
WATCH LIVE: Trump delivers coronavirus vaccine update | WTOP

WATCH LIVE: Trump delivers coronavirus vaccine update | WTOP

President Donlad Trump is set to speak about the development of a coronavirus vaccine Friday. Watch live.

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Competency hearing delayed again for triple-slaying suspect | WTOP

DANVILLE, Va. — A competency hearing has been delayed for fourth time for a Virginia man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor leagu [...]

Read full article: Competency hearing delayed again for tri...→
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What most think should change before a return to ‘normal’ | WTOP

A national poll of more than 1,000 people also found strong support for universal basic income and a slight uptick in negative emotions.

Read full article: What most think should change before a r...→
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Supreme Court to hear clash over Trump tax, bank records | WTOP

The Supreme Court is taking up President Trump’s bid to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major clash over presidential accountability that c [...]

Read full article: Supreme Court to hear clash over Trump t...→

Hundreds to testify at Senate hearing about Md. unemployment system woes | WTOP

More than 1,100 people have signed up to testify at a state Senate hearing scheduled for Tuesday on Maryland’s unemployment benefits system.

Read full article: Hundreds to testify at Senate hearing ab...→
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Songs to sing while washing your hands | WTOP

We know: To wash your hands for 20 seconds, sing “Happy Birthday” twice. But what if you’re bored with that?

Read full article: Songs to sing while washing your hands |...→
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In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism | WTOP

In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism | WTOP

TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus in Japan has brought not just an epidemic of infections, but also an onslaught of bullying and discrimination against the sick, th [...]

Read full article: In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of b...→
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‘Fear kills:’ WWII vets recall war, reject panic over virus | WTOP

As they recalled the horrors of the war, they also talked about how strength and tenacity were key to survival both then and now. Here is some of their testimo [...]

Read full article: ‘Fear kills:’ WWII vets recall war, reje...→
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3 reasons COVID-19 is on the rise in Fairfax County | WTOP

More than 60 days after Fairfax County had its first case of COVID-19, the county has the most cases, hospitalizations and deaths than any other Virginia count [...]

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Police: Maryland man delayed call for help after man drowned | WTOP

A Maryland man who allegedly delayed a call for help after a man drowned has been charged a year following the man’s death.

Read full article: Police: Maryland man delayed call for he...→
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Supreme Court set to hear ‘Obamacare’ case argued by phone | WTOP

The Supreme Court is hearing a dispute Wednesday over Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt [...]

Read full article: Supreme Court set to hear ‘Obamacare’ ca...→
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Where’s my check? Answers to common relief payment questions | WTOP

The US government has distributed about 130 million economic impact payments to taxpayers in less than 30 days. The IRS anticipates sending more than 150 milli [...]

Read full article: Where’s my check? Answers to common reli...→
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Coronavirus: Americans widely oppose reopening most businesses, poll finds | WTOP

Fear of becoming infected by coronavirus remains high among Americans, ans a wide majority oppose reopening many kinds of businesses, according to a new poll.

Read full article: Coronavirus: Americans widely oppose reo...→
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Reopening to tourists: DC’s advantages and disadvantages | WTOP

A travel expert says the nation’s capital is a unique case when it comes to ensuring social distancing and other considerations can remain in place after stay- [...]

Read full article: Reopening to tourists: DC’s advantages a...→
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Hello, justice, do you hear me? Supreme Court meets by phone | WTOP

It’s a morning of firsts for the Supreme Court, the first time audio of arguments will be heard live by the world and the first arguments by telephone.

Read full article: Hello, justice, do you hear me? Supreme ...→
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Lessons from ’18: Old pandemic is a murky guide for sports | WTOP

Lessons from ’18: Old pandemic is a murky guide for sports | WTOP

The image is striking: Fans watching a college football game in the midst of a pandemic, wearing masks with a smidge of social distance between them on row aft [...]

Read full article: Lessons from ’18: Old pandemic is a murk...→
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Request for injunction on Maryland stay-at-home order denied | WTOP

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request to issue a temporary restraining order sought by people challenging Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home or [...]

Read full article: Request for injunction on Maryland stay-...→

Don’t bug out: 2021 will see emergence of ‘trillions of cicadas’ | WTOP

“We’re going to be the epicenter of emergence that ranges from Georgia to New England, and there will simply be trillions of cicadas emerging.”

Read full article: Don’t bug out: 2021 will see emergence o...→
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Garden Plot: Is it safe to plant summer tomatoes? | WTOP

It’s time to get summer crops like tomatoes in the ground. Garden Editor Mike McGrath has the tips to keep your tomatoes happy and healthy.

Read full article: Garden Plot: Is it safe to plant summer ...→

Competency hearing delayed again for triple-slaying suspect | WTOP

DANVILLE, Va. — A competency hearing has been delayed for fourth time for a Virginia man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor leagu [...]

Read full article: Competency hearing delayed again for tri...→
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Coronavirus: When do Americans think public gatherings will be safe again? | WTOP

Roughly two-thirds of Americans say they don’t think it will be safe for groups of 10 or more people to gather until July or later.

Read full article: Coronavirus: When do Americans think pub...→
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AP Courtside: Justices hear argument in NY Trump tax case | WTOP

The Supreme Court is holding its second week of arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic, hearing cases about President Donald Trump’s tax re [...]

Read full article: AP Courtside: Justices hear argument in ...→

Supreme Court to hear clash over Trump tax, bank records | WTOP

The Supreme Court is taking up President Trump’s bid to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major clash over presidential accountability that c [...]

Read full article: Supreme Court to hear clash over Trump t...→

As nations reopen, warning emerges about virus tracing voids | WTOP

May 11, 2020, 10:17 PM... The warning came as France and Belgium emerged from lockdowns, the Netherlands sent children back to school, and many U.S. states pre [...]

Read full article: As nations reopen, warning emerges about...→

Convention center transformed into alternate care site as part DC coronavirus response | WTOP

The Washington Convention Center has become an alternate care site as part of the District’s coronavirus response plan.

Read full article: Convention center transformed into alter...→
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Songs to sing while washing your hands | WTOP

We know: To wash your hands for 20 seconds, sing “Happy Birthday” twice. But what if you’re bored with that?

Read full article: Songs to sing while washing your hands |...→
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A distinct possibility: ‘Temporary’ layoffs may be permanent | WTOP

Call it realism or pessimism, but more employers are coming to a reluctant conclusion: Many of the employees they’ve had to lay off in the face of the pandemic [...]

Read full article: A distinct possibility: ‘Temporary’ layo...→
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Taliban say they don’t have missing US contractor | WTOP

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban leaders searched their ranks, including the much-feared Haqqani network, and on Sunday told The Associated Press they are not holding [...]

Read full article: Taliban say they don’t have missing US c...→

‘Fear kills:’ WWII vets recall war, reject panic over virus | WTOP

As they recalled the horrors of the war, they also talked about how strength and tenacity were key to survival both then and now. Here is some of their testimo [...]

Read full article: ‘Fear kills:’ WWII vets recall war, reje...→
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Garden Plot: Is it time for summer plants to go in the ground? | WTOP

With chilly temperatures ahead, summer plants already in the ground will need all the help they can get. Garden editor Mike McGrath has these tips.

Read full article: Garden Plot: Is it time for summer plant...→
Education reform plan among three dozen bills vetoed by Hogan | WTOP

Education reform plan among three dozen bills vetoed by Hogan | WTOP

With a trio of unusual veto letters, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) vetoed nearly three dozen bills passed by the 2020 General Assembly.

Read full article: Education reform plan among three dozen ...→

Police: Maryland man delayed call for help after man drowned | WTOP

A Maryland man who allegedly delayed a call for help after a man drowned has been charged a year following the man’s death.

Read full article: Police: Maryland man delayed call for he...→
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The Hunt: Americans captured in Venezuela in alleged coup | WTOP

Two Americans were among a group Venezuelan authorities say were 13 terrorists captured in connection with an alleged failed plot to topple the government.

Read full article: The Hunt: Americans captured in Venezuel...→

Court grants 3 Virginia towns permission to move elections | WTOP

The towns of Lovettsville, Middleburg and Purcellville will now hold their municipal elections to Thursday, June 4.

Read full article: Court grants 3 Virginia towns permission...→
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Where’s my check? Answers to common relief payment questions | WTOP

The US government has distributed about 130 million economic impact payments to taxpayers in less than 30 days. The IRS anticipates sending more than 150 milli [...]

Read full article: Where’s my check? Answers to common reli...→
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2 plead guilty in federal bribe scheme at pension guarantor | WTOP

The procurement director of the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. and the CEO of a northern Virginia contracting firm have pleaded guilty to their roles i [...]

Read full article: 2 plead guilty in federal bribe scheme a...→
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Parent of George Washington University student sues, says online classes inferior | WTOP

Parent of George Washington University student sues, says online classes inferior | WTOP

The father of a George Washington University student in D.C. has filed a federal class-action lawsuit over the school’s limited services during the coronavirus [...]

Read full article: Parent of George Washington University s...→
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Reopening to tourists: DC’s advantages and disadvantages | WTOP

A travel expert says the nation’s capital is a unique case when it comes to ensuring social distancing and other considerations can remain in place after stay- [...]

Read full article: Reopening to tourists: DC’s advantages a...→
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Suddenly looking for work? Your social media posts could cost you the job | WTOP

If you suddenly find yourself looking for a job during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s what you don’t want in your social media accounts.

Read full article: Suddenly looking for work? Your social m...→
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California man sentenced to 4 years in prison for Comet Ping Pong arson, assaulting an officer | WTOP

A California man who started a fire in the Northwest D.C. restaurant Comet Ping Pong has been sentenced to four years in federal prison.

Read full article: California man sentenced to 4 years in p...→
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Florida’s Grayton Beach No. 1 in top-10 US list | WTOP

“Dr. Beach” ranks Grayton Beach State Park in Florida as the nation’s No. 1 beach.

Read full article: Florida’s Grayton Beach No. 1 in top-10 ...→
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Ocean City’s mayor on Memorial Day prep in pandemic: ‘We’re all in this together’ | WTOP

The reopening of the beaches and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, will face a big test this weekend as crowds gather for Memorial Day.

Read full article: Ocean City’s mayor on Memorial Day prep ...→
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WATCH LIVE: Trump delivers coronavirus vaccine update | WTOP

WATCH LIVE: Trump delivers coronavirus vaccine update | WTOP

President Donlad Trump is set to speak about the development of a coronavirus vaccine Friday. Watch live.

Read full article: WATCH LIVE: Trump delivers coronavirus v...→
Israel swears in new government after 3 deadlocked elections | WTOP

Israel swears in new government after 3 deadlocked elections | WTOP

After three deadlocked and divisive elections, and a year and a half of political paralysis, Israel was finally swearing in a new government on Thursday.

Read full article: Israel swears in new government after 3 ...→
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Can broadband keep up with demand during the pandemic? | WTOP

“We are in the middle of a crisis where people who are disconnected from school, work, health care, friends and family need access urgently.”

Read full article: Can broadband keep up with demand during...→
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What most think should change before a return to ‘normal’ | WTOP

A national poll of more than 1,000 people also found strong support for universal basic income and a slight uptick in negative emotions.

Read full article: What most think should change before a r...→
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Bulging deficits may threaten prized Pentagon arms projects | WTOP

The government’s $3 trillion effort to rescue the economy from the coronavirus crisis is stirring worry at the Pentagon.

Read full article: Bulging deficits may threaten prized Pen...→
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Woman dead, two others injured in assault at Montgomery Co. home | WTOP

A woman is dead and two other people injured following an assault at a Montgomery County, Maryland, home on Monday afternoon.

Read full article: Woman dead, two others injured in assaul...→
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Hundreds to testify at Senate hearing about Md. unemployment system woes | WTOP

More than 1,100 people have signed up to testify at a state Senate hearing scheduled for Tuesday on Maryland’s unemployment benefits system.

Read full article: Hundreds to testify at Senate hearing ab...→
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What we know about Ahmaud Arbery’s killing | WTOP

After moving at a plodding pace for more than two months, the case of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing has, from an investigative perspective, hit warp speed.

Read full article: What we know about Ahmaud Arbery’s killi...→
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Washington Nationals’ DJ moves to virtual performances | WTOP

The coronavirus outbreak has changed where one D.C. DJ performs. Now, he’s finding new ways to entertain his fans, while also helping others in his field.

Read full article: Washington Nationals’ DJ moves to virtua...→
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In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism | WTOP

In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism | WTOP

TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus in Japan has brought not just an epidemic of infections, but also an onslaught of bullying and discrimination against the sick, th [...]

Read full article: In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of b...→
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‘We have a caseload which is still growing:’ Montgomery Co. may not follow Maryland’s Phase 1 reopening | WTOP

“We’re not the western part of the state or parts of the Eastern Shore,” Elrich said in a Zoom meeting with reporters to discuss the county’s management of the [...]

Read full article: ‘We have a caseload which is still growi...→
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Tips to make sure your donations go to COVID-19 relief | WTOP

Tips to make sure your donations go to COVID-19 relief | WTOP

With so many in need of help, donating to a charity to provide COVID-19 relief can feel a bit daunting. One organization has the resources to make your donatio [...]

Read full article: Tips to make sure your donations go to C...→
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3 reasons COVID-19 is on the rise in Fairfax County | WTOP

More than 60 days after Fairfax County had its first case of COVID-19, the county has the most cases, hospitalizations and deaths than any other Virginia count [...]

Read full article: 3 reasons COVID-19 is on the rise in Fai...→
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Unanimous Supreme Court throws out ‘Bridgegate’ convictions | WTOP

The Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of two people involved in New Jersey’s “Bridgegate” scandal.

Read full article: Unanimous Supreme Court throws out ‘Brid...→

AP Exclusive: Admin shelves CDC guide to reopening country | WTOP

A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reope [...]

Read full article: AP Exclusive: Admin shelves CDC guide to...→

Supreme Court set to hear ‘Obamacare’ case argued by phone | WTOP

The Supreme Court is hearing a dispute Wednesday over Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt [...]

Read full article: Supreme Court set to hear ‘Obamacare’ ca...→
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Senior scientist says administration ignored virus warnings | WTOP

The Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of the coronavirus, then sought a quick fix by trying to rush an unproven drug to patients, a seni [...]

Read full article: Senior scientist says administration ign...→
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Great Harvest donates more than 1,000 loaves of bread to those in need during pandemic | WTOP

Great Harvest donates more than 1,000 loaves of bread to those in need during pandemic | WTOP

As families experience food shortages during the coronavirus pandemic, Great Harvest Bread Co. is doing everything it can to give bread to those who need it.

Read full article: Great Harvest donates more than 1,000 lo...→
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Coronavirus: Americans widely oppose reopening most businesses, poll finds | WTOP

Fear of becoming infected by coronavirus remains high among Americans, ans a wide majority oppose reopening many kinds of businesses, according to a new poll.

Read full article: Coronavirus: Americans widely oppose reo...→
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Baltimore billboard vandalized with ‘Cancel Rent’ graffiti | WTOP

A billboard that features Baltimore’s mayor has been vandalized with the words “Cancel Rent” as well as a vulgarity directed at the police.

Read full article: Baltimore billboard vandalized with ‘Can...→
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Baltimore Sun wins Pulitzer for ex-mayor book scheme stories | WTOP

The Baltimore Sun won a Pulitzer Prize in local reporting Monday for its coverage of a book publishing and sales scheme that led to the resignation of Catherin [...]

Read full article: Baltimore Sun wins Pulitzer for ex-mayor...→

Hello, justice, do you hear me? Supreme Court meets by phone | WTOP

It’s a morning of firsts for the Supreme Court, the first time audio of arguments will be heard live by the world and the first arguments by telephone.

Read full article: Hello, justice, do you hear me? Supreme ...→
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Emerging from lockdown: ’46 days in the house was enough’ | WTOP

From the United States to Europe and Asia, people in many parts of the world are emerging from their homes as virus-related restrictions begin to ease and spri [...]

Read full article: Emerging from lockdown: ’46 days in the ...→
  • #| WTOP
Lessons from ’18: Old pandemic is a murky guide for sports | WTOP

Lessons from ’18: Old pandemic is a murky guide for sports | WTOP

The image is striking: Fans watching a college football game in the midst of a pandemic, wearing masks with a smidge of social distance between them on row aft [...]

Read full article: Lessons from ’18: Old pandemic is a murk...→
  • #| WTOP

Florida’s Grayton Beach No. 1 in top-10 US list | WTOP

“Dr. Beach” ranks Grayton Beach State Park in Florida as the nation’s No. 1 beach.

Read full article: Florida’s Grayton Beach No. 1 in top-10 ...→
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Request for injunction on Maryland stay-at-home order denied | WTOP

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request to issue a temporary restraining order sought by people challenging Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home or [...]

Read full article: Request for injunction on Maryland stay-...→

Ocean City’s mayor on Memorial Day prep in pandemic: ‘We’re all in this together’ | WTOP

The reopening of the beaches and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, will face a big test this weekend as crowds gather for Memorial Day.

Read full article: Ocean City’s mayor on Memorial Day prep ...→
  • #| WTOP

Don’t bug out: 2021 will see emergence of ‘trillions of cicadas’ | WTOP

“We’re going to be the epicenter of emergence that ranges from Georgia to New England, and there will simply be trillions of cicadas emerging.”

Read full article: Don’t bug out: 2021 will see emergence o...→
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WATCH LIVE: Trump delivers coronavirus vaccine update | WTOP

WATCH LIVE: Trump delivers coronavirus vaccine update | WTOP

President Donlad Trump is set to speak about the development of a coronavirus vaccine Friday. Watch live.

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Garden Plot: Is it safe to plant summer tomatoes? | WTOP

It’s time to get summer crops like tomatoes in the ground. Garden Editor Mike McGrath has the tips to keep your tomatoes happy and healthy.

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Israel swears in new government after 3 deadlocked elections | WTOP

Israel swears in new government after 3 deadlocked elections | WTOP

After three deadlocked and divisive elections, and a year and a half of political paralysis, Israel was finally swearing in a new government on Thursday.

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Competency hearing delayed again for triple-slaying suspect | WTOP

DANVILLE, Va. — A competency hearing has been delayed for fourth time for a Virginia man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor leagu [...]

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Can broadband keep up with demand during the pandemic? | WTOP

“We are in the middle of a crisis where people who are disconnected from school, work, health care, friends and family need access urgently.”

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Coronavirus: When do Americans think public gatherings will be safe again? | WTOP

Roughly two-thirds of Americans say they don’t think it will be safe for groups of 10 or more people to gather until July or later.

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What most think should change before a return to ‘normal’ | WTOP

A national poll of more than 1,000 people also found strong support for universal basic income and a slight uptick in negative emotions.

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AP Courtside: Justices hear argument in NY Trump tax case | WTOP

The Supreme Court is holding its second week of arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic, hearing cases about President Donald Trump’s tax re [...]

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Bulging deficits may threaten prized Pentagon arms projects | WTOP

The government’s $3 trillion effort to rescue the economy from the coronavirus crisis is stirring worry at the Pentagon.

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Supreme Court to hear clash over Trump tax, bank records | WTOP

The Supreme Court is taking up President Trump’s bid to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major clash over presidential accountability that c [...]

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Woman dead, two others injured in assault at Montgomery Co. home | WTOP

A woman is dead and two other people injured following an assault at a Montgomery County, Maryland, home on Monday afternoon.

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As nations reopen, warning emerges about virus tracing voids | WTOP

May 11, 2020, 10:17 PM... The warning came as France and Belgium emerged from lockdowns, the Netherlands sent children back to school, and many U.S. states pre [...]

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Hundreds to testify at Senate hearing about Md. unemployment system woes | WTOP

More than 1,100 people have signed up to testify at a state Senate hearing scheduled for Tuesday on Maryland’s unemployment benefits system.

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Convention center transformed into alternate care site as part DC coronavirus response | WTOP

The Washington Convention Center has become an alternate care site as part of the District’s coronavirus response plan.

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What we know about Ahmaud Arbery’s killing | WTOP

After moving at a plodding pace for more than two months, the case of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing has, from an investigative perspective, hit warp speed.

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Songs to sing while washing your hands | WTOP

We know: To wash your hands for 20 seconds, sing “Happy Birthday” twice. But what if you’re bored with that?

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Washington Nationals’ DJ moves to virtual performances | WTOP

The coronavirus outbreak has changed where one D.C. DJ performs. Now, he’s finding new ways to entertain his fans, while also helping others in his field.

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A distinct possibility: ‘Temporary’ layoffs may be permanent | WTOP

Call it realism or pessimism, but more employers are coming to a reluctant conclusion: Many of the employees they’ve had to lay off in the face of the pandemic [...]

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In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism | WTOP

In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism | WTOP

TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus in Japan has brought not just an epidemic of infections, but also an onslaught of bullying and discrimination against the sick, th [...]

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Taliban say they don’t have missing US contractor | WTOP

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban leaders searched their ranks, including the much-feared Haqqani network, and on Sunday told The Associated Press they are not holding [...]

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‘We have a caseload which is still growing:’ Montgomery Co. may not follow Maryland’s Phase 1 reopening | WTOP

“We’re not the western part of the state or parts of the Eastern Shore,” Elrich said in a Zoom meeting with reporters to discuss the county’s management of the [...]

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‘Fear kills:’ WWII vets recall war, reject panic over virus | WTOP

As they recalled the horrors of the war, they also talked about how strength and tenacity were key to survival both then and now. Here is some of their testimo [...]

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Tips to make sure your donations go to COVID-19 relief | WTOP

Tips to make sure your donations go to COVID-19 relief | WTOP

With so many in need of help, donating to a charity to provide COVID-19 relief can feel a bit daunting. One organization has the resources to make your donatio [...]

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Garden Plot: Is it time for summer plants to go in the ground? | WTOP

With chilly temperatures ahead, summer plants already in the ground will need all the help they can get. Garden editor Mike McGrath has these tips.

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3 reasons COVID-19 is on the rise in Fairfax County | WTOP

More than 60 days after Fairfax County had its first case of COVID-19, the county has the most cases, hospitalizations and deaths than any other Virginia count [...]

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Education reform plan among three dozen bills vetoed by Hogan | WTOP

Education reform plan among three dozen bills vetoed by Hogan | WTOP

With a trio of unusual veto letters, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) vetoed nearly three dozen bills passed by the 2020 General Assembly.

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Unanimous Supreme Court throws out ‘Bridgegate’ convictions | WTOP

The Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of two people involved in New Jersey’s “Bridgegate” scandal.

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Police: Maryland man delayed call for help after man drowned | WTOP

A Maryland man who allegedly delayed a call for help after a man drowned has been charged a year following the man’s death.

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AP Exclusive: Admin shelves CDC guide to reopening country | WTOP

A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reope [...]

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The Hunt: Americans captured in Venezuela in alleged coup | WTOP

Two Americans were among a group Venezuelan authorities say were 13 terrorists captured in connection with an alleged failed plot to topple the government.

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Supreme Court set to hear ‘Obamacare’ case argued by phone | WTOP

The Supreme Court is hearing a dispute Wednesday over Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt [...]

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Court grants 3 Virginia towns permission to move elections | WTOP

The towns of Lovettsville, Middleburg and Purcellville will now hold their municipal elections to Thursday, June 4.

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Senior scientist says administration ignored virus warnings | WTOP

The Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of the coronavirus, then sought a quick fix by trying to rush an unproven drug to patients, a seni [...]

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Where’s my check? Answers to common relief payment questions | WTOP

The US government has distributed about 130 million economic impact payments to taxpayers in less than 30 days. The IRS anticipates sending more than 150 milli [...]

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Great Harvest donates more than 1,000 loaves of bread to those in need during pandemic | WTOP

Great Harvest donates more than 1,000 loaves of bread to those in need during pandemic | WTOP

As families experience food shortages during the coronavirus pandemic, Great Harvest Bread Co. is doing everything it can to give bread to those who need it.

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2 plead guilty in federal bribe scheme at pension guarantor | WTOP

The procurement director of the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. and the CEO of a northern Virginia contracting firm have pleaded guilty to their roles i [...]

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Coronavirus: Americans widely oppose reopening most businesses, poll finds | WTOP

Fear of becoming infected by coronavirus remains high among Americans, ans a wide majority oppose reopening many kinds of businesses, according to a new poll.

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Parent of George Washington University student sues, says online classes inferior | WTOP

Parent of George Washington University student sues, says online classes inferior | WTOP

The father of a George Washington University student in D.C. has filed a federal class-action lawsuit over the school’s limited services during the coronavirus [...]

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Baltimore billboard vandalized with ‘Cancel Rent’ graffiti | WTOP

A billboard that features Baltimore’s mayor has been vandalized with the words “Cancel Rent” as well as a vulgarity directed at the police.

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Reopening to tourists: DC’s advantages and disadvantages | WTOP

A travel expert says the nation’s capital is a unique case when it comes to ensuring social distancing and other considerations can remain in place after stay- [...]

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Baltimore Sun wins Pulitzer for ex-mayor book scheme stories | WTOP

The Baltimore Sun won a Pulitzer Prize in local reporting Monday for its coverage of a book publishing and sales scheme that led to the resignation of Catherin [...]

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Suddenly looking for work? Your social media posts could cost you the job | WTOP

If you suddenly find yourself looking for a job during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s what you don’t want in your social media accounts.

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Hello, justice, do you hear me? Supreme Court meets by phone | WTOP

It’s a morning of firsts for the Supreme Court, the first time audio of arguments will be heard live by the world and the first arguments by telephone.

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California man sentenced to 4 years in prison for Comet Ping Pong arson, assaulting an officer | WTOP

A California man who started a fire in the Northwest D.C. restaurant Comet Ping Pong has been sentenced to four years in federal prison.

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Emerging from lockdown: ’46 days in the house was enough’ | WTOP

From the United States to Europe and Asia, people in many parts of the world are emerging from their homes as virus-related restrictions begin to ease and spri [...]

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