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Uber wades into politics with ice cream today

Customers will be asked whether they want blue, red or white sleeves on their ice cream cone.

Kangaroos romp in frosty wonderland amid abnormally cold, snowy winter in Australia

Last week a snowy cold snap hit New South Wales and --more surprisingly--Queensland, otherwise known as Australia's "sunshine state."

50 arrested in D.C. prostitution sting

D.C. police have engaged in a crackdown on prostitution in the District, arresting 50 men in the last two weeks on charges of soliciting a prostitute.

Wild video: Beach umbrellas hurled into skies by high winds in Ocean City, Md.

Beach umbrellas are no match for high winds as a rental outfit learned the hard way in Ocean City Monday.

Woman finds rabid bat in kitchen sink

Gaithersburg animal control officers tested the bat for rabies after it was euthanized.

Hogan names new homeland security, emergency management chiefs

The two men replace directors appointed by Hogan in January, who are leaving for personal reasons.

Out and About: Weekend Picks

The triumphant return of Punk Rock Karaoke, the fourth annual Beer Fest, and more stuff happening this weekend. [ more › ]

Fox News Piles On The Criticism Of Synetic's Silent Shakespeare

Turning the controversy over Synetic Theater's productions into a debate about federal funding of the arts. [ more › ]

Md. announces strict precautions to block approaching bird flu

The state has banned poultry exhibitions later in the summer and issued a quarantine order.

Alpha Natural Resources is in a fight for its life

Four years ago, coal titan Alpha Natural Resources, one of Virginia’s biggest political donors, was riding high. It was spending $7.1 billion to buy Massey Energy, a renegade coal firm based in Richmond that had compiled an extraordinary record for safety and environmental violations and fines. Its management practices culminated in a huge mine blast […]

The Weekly Feed: Picnic In The Park Edition

Many restaurants pack a picnic so you won't have to. [ more › ]

Capital Fringe 2015: Witches @ Dance Place

The show channels Monty Python's quick-quips in armor with the bare-bones goofiness of improv. [ more › ]

Your Obligatory Metro Weekend Track Work Post: July 24 - 26

Five of six Metro lines experiencing track work this weekend. [ more › ]

D.C. Chillin': An Unexpected Bond Between Houston and DMV Hip Hop

The history of D.C. and Houston hip hop love hits The Howard Theatre this weekend. [ more › ]

McDonnell asks entire appeals court to reverse ruling that upholds conviction

The former Virginia governor’s latest bid to overturn his public corruption conviction is a long shot, experts say.

On banks, O’Malley is both prosecutor and policy wonk

Short summary oIn his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, O’Malley has taken on a new enemy: Wall Street and mega-banks.f story

Morning Roundup: Bang On The Drum All Day Edition

In the news: Suspect in July 4th Metro slaying due in court, daycare worker accused of abusing infants, and more. [ more › ]

Md. woman says she was stopped by police ‘for looking Latina’

Witnesses offer emotional testimony to panel that is studying police policies and practices.

Go Home Already: See The Light

End-of-day news: Major fire in Harpers Ferry, trying to work in the cat cafe, and more. [ more › ]

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