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U. of Md.’s Testudo Statue Set Ablaze

It is a tradition for University of Maryland, College Park students to leave offerings for the Testudo statue in front of McKeldin Library for luck during finals. But, to the chagrin of students who idolize the iconic figure, the statue caught on fire at some point Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

12/18/2013

Maryland native Bullet Brak hangs with Mr. Peter Parker. (WPGC file photo)

DMV Spotlight: Bullet Brak

Already a walking success story, Brak is a graduate of NYC’s IAR and a testament to hard work and dedication to his craft.

12/13/2013

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Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, Dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and anti-apartheid revolutionary, has died at the age of 95. President Jacob Zuma said Mandela died Thursday at his home after ongoing health problems. “Our nation has […]

12/05/2013

Somebody stole $10,000 from the Salvation Army before Christmas. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Community Donations Help Recoup Funds Stolen From Salvation Army

In the movies, Christmas spirit is always restored at the very end. Audiences rejoice when The Grinch’s heart grows three sizes, and when George Bailey realizes that it actually is “A Wonderful Life.”

12/04/2013

The National Zoo's panda cub gets weighed and measured Oct. 29. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Say Hello to ‘Bao Bao’ The Panda Cub

The name of the 100-day-old panda was announced over the weekend after people voted online.

12/02/2013

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Kanye Talks ‘Yeezus,’ the Kardashians, Jimmy Kimmel (Video)

Kanye West was in D.C. for The Yeezus Tour’s stop at the Verizon Center Thursday, and on Friday he stopped by the WPGC studio for an interview with The Pablo Show.

11/25/2013

Pres. Obama presents broadcast journalist Oprah Winfrey with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on November 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is the country's foremost civilian honor.  (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Pres. Obama Presents Freedom Medals, Attends JFK Tribute

President Obama paid tribute Wednesday to former President John F. Kennedy’s legacy, joining former President Bill Clinton to lay a wreath at Kennedy’s grave and presenting a freedom medal that Kennedy conceived before his assassination […]

11/20/2013

uly 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Republican leadership discussed the immigration bill and the Obama administration's decision to delay a portion of the Affordable Care Act, which will extend the deadline for employer mandated health care to 2015. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Fla. Congressman, the Self-Proclaimed ‘Hip-Hop Expert,’ Busted for Cocaine

Florida Congressman, Trey Radel who claims to be a “Hip-hop expert,” was charged after he allegedly tried to purchase cocaine from an undercover officer in DuPont Circle in Northwest D.C. on Oct. 29.

11/20/2013

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Skins Fan Reports ‘F RG3’ License Plate to Virginia DMV

One Redskins fan may have stopped an anti-Skins message from circling the beltway any further, after bringing an “F RG3″ license plate to the attention of Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles, on Twitter.

11/19/2013