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We Bet You Haven't Heard These Fun Facts About Virginia!

Use these fun facts to impress your out-of-state friends! Here are five fun facts about Virginia.

Local Culture
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

From beer festivals to bluegrass, this weekend in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will be one for the books!

Events
Flags to Be Placed on the National Mall ...

The exhibit will be open to the public from September 17, 2021 to October 3, 2021.

National News
5 Apps to Help You Stay Safe During a Hurricane

Find cheap gas, connect with nearby residents, and get the fastest alerts for impending danger in your area using these apps.

Tech
7 of DC's Most Commonly Mispronounced Pl...

Have you ever wondered if it's "Dupont" or "DuPont" Circle? Wondered how to pronounce Gallaudet or Grosvenor? You're not alone! We're here to clear up the confusion with seven of D.C.'s commonly mispronounced places (and misspelled ones, too)!

Local Culture
Virginia Zoo Announces Birth of Baby Whi...

The Virginia Zoo has welcomed a baby White Rhino into the herd. The male calf, who was born last week to mother Zina and father Sibindi, is the first rhino to be born at the zoo.

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Smithsonian Museums to End Timed-Entry Passes

Beginning on July 20, you won’t have to plan ahead to visit museums on the National Mall. The Smithsonian is getting rid of the timed-entry pass requirement for many of its museums in D.C. 

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Electra America, AKA Buy Holiday Inn in ...

Electra America Hospitality Group, a joint venture between Electra America and AKA, has acquired a former 178-key Holiday Inn & Suites in Alexandria, Va. The price was not disclosed. The hotel was last acquired in 2016 for $37.8 million by HI Alexandria ...

Real Estate
Blue Angels Are Back for Naval Air Stati...

Save the date: September 18 and 19, 2021. The Blue Angels are back!

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Fredericksburg Slave Auction Artifact Finds Permanent Home at Mus...

A museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia, will permanently house the Slave Auction Block that once stood in the city's downtown.

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National Search To Replace Alexandria Ci...

City Council outlined a timeline for the city manager selection process, and Mark Jinks will stay in the position until a new hire is made.

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West Virginian named interim National Sc...

A man from West Virginia has been named as the National School Boards Association’s new interim executive director and CEO. Chip Slaven, who has worked for the

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Virginia homeowner criticized for using ...

A Northern Virginia man is in his neighbors’ doghouse for placing spiked mats over expensive bushes in his yard to prevent dogs from using the shrubbery as a restroom.

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Fairfax County in Process of Choosing Names for Lee Jackson Memor...

Fairfax County is changing names of its various highways from confederate ones to new ones. A task force has been formed to listen to homeowners, businesses, religious places, and homeowner organizations.

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Baseball game suspended after shooting o...

Harvey Valentine and Michael BalsamoAssociated Press WASHINGTON — The game between the San Diego Padres and Washington was suspended in the sixth inning

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'This Was a First': Animal Rescue Discov...

The two were successfully separated and will be cared for by a licensed wildlife rehabilitator until they are deemed well enough to resume life in the wild.

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'Broadway in Norfolk' Announces 2021-2022 Season Lineup: 'Jersey ...

Broadway in Norfolk has just announced its lineup and 2021-2022 season offerings, and this list is gonna have you bursting out in a full-blown musical number!

Attractions
Wellness: How to Treat Sunburns at Home

Summer days spent outside often mean the occasional sunburn, no matter how careful you are. Here are some simple home remedies to make you feel better.

Wellness
10 Key Ranger Tips For Visiting Shenando...

The expert rangers at Shenandoah National Park offer these tips to ensure you have a great visit to the woods and trails of the park.

Travel
Black World War II veteran turns 104: 'Negative thinking does not...

He's been a model citizen for all of us in this community to follow. If I keep doing what he's doing, maybe I can make it to 104' - Starrie Jordan

Local News
Virginia Prisons Reopening To Visitors I...

The Virginia Department of Corrections said it expects in-person family visitation will be resumed at all facilities statewide by Oct. 1.

Local News
Slang Terms From the 1920s That We Need ...

It's been nearly 100 years since the Roaring Twenties, an era where flappers, speakeasies, and mobsters reigned supreme. A time where there was a cultural shift away from tradition into a "modern" age of rebellion, which came in the forms of the cinema, radio, automobiles, jazz, and, most importantly, new slang terms.

Local Culture
Navy Details 2022 Ship Retirement Schedule

U.S. NAVY / Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chris Salisbury ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has determined its planned ship retirement schedule for fiscal 2022. The list includes 22 ships, including 15 battle force ships. In a July 2 administrative ...

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Capital Impact Partners Launches $20M Di...

Capital Impact Partners, a nonprofit based in Arlington, Va., has launched a $20 million fund and grant program to help emerging real estate developers of color in the District. “In the broadest sense, this is an initiative that brings developers of ...

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National Articles
2 Brand-New 'Harry Potter' Virtual Reali...

Get your wands ready! You are about to experience, MAGIC!!

Gaming
The Cleveland Indians Will Now Be Known ...

It's the end of an era—the Cleveland Indians will be no more ... the name, that is. At the end of the 2021 season, they will assume their new namesake, the Cleveland Guardians.

Sports
Chipotle Celebrates Olympians With Gold Foil Wrappers

For a limited time beginning on July 23, Chipotle will be wrapping its signature burritos in gold foil. Fans can also order special menu items created by Olympic athletes competing in the summer games.

Products & Promotions
'Lupin' Season 2 Review: 'Aladdin' Meets...

A review of season 2 of Netflix's "Lupin," a French mystery drama of good, old-fashioned deception: disguises, secret maps, codes, and classic misdirection are all ingredients in the recipe that continues to charm and entertain us.

TV
Florida Condo Collapse: Victims to Recei...

A judge is expediting the case in order to get money to the victims as quickly as possible.

National News
8 Mind-Boggling Examples of the Mandela Effect That'll Make You Q...

The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon where we can vividly remember these moments and instances being a certain way, but in reality, we were completely wrong. Now, there are plenty of instances of the Mandela Effect, but we've managed to narrow our list down to eight mind-bending examples that have us doubting ourselves and reality.

Local Culture
‘Last of Us’ HBO Series Casts ‘Mindhunte...

The Last of Us” series at HBO has cast Anna Torv in a recurring guest star role. Torv joins previously announced series leads Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as well as cast members

TV
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw...

Explosive bantamweight contenders will headline the UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw card on Saturday as second-ranked Cory Sandhagen takes on former two-time champion T.J. Dillashaw. The main UFC fight card is set for 7 p.

Sports
The Ultimate 2021 Summer Olympic Games Drinking Game

In honor of the 2021 Summer Olympics, we've put together the ultimate drinking game so you can have a little friendly competition of your own. So grab some of your closest friends and get ready to go for the gold!

Food & Drink
7-Eleven Offering Free Slurpees for the ...

7-Eleven will be offering free slurpees for the entire month of July if you have a coupon, which can be redeemed on any day of the month. People can use their coupon and get a free slurpee whichever day of July they choose.

Products & Promotions
Popeyes Is Introducing Something New ......

The nuggets are set to launch nationwide on July 27, 2021.

Products & Promotions
Top 5 Songs Released This Week, July 11–18

It's our weekly music review where we review five new songs released this past week. Let us know what you think of our music review!

Music
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