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‘I know how they feel’: Gabby Petito case unearths painful memori...

Ruthie Maynard-Jones has a unique perspective when it comes to the Gabby Petito case. “I know how those parents feel. I know how they feel,” said Maynard-Jones. “You know, I really do. I really do.” It was nearly two years ago when police say Ruthie’s ex,

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Dollar Tree breaks the $1 barrier as ris...

The price of clothes, food and just about everything else has soared this year as the global economy emerges from a pandemic uppercut, and the retail chain has not been untouched.

Dollar Tree to sell some items for more ...

Items that can go for $1.25 to $1.50 will soon be found in the mix at some locations amid the typical assortment of $1 products.

Local Teens and Younger Shine in 2021 East Coast Surfing Champion...

The 59th annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships showcased a huge amount of young, local talent this year.

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

Check out what's happening in DC, Maryland, and Virginia for the weekend roundup for Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8.

Did You Know That The Washington Monumen...

Unknown to most people, there's a 12-foot replica of the gigantic monument hidden from sight directly nearby.

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DC Restores Indoor Mask Mandate as Delta Variant Surges

DC residents must wear masks indoors beginning Saturday, July 31 at 5 a.m.

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5 Things People Moving to DC Should Know

D.C. has more to offer than scandal and politics. If you're moving to D.C., here's what you need to know.

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Smithsonian Institute Reveals Names of B...

Following through on a public vote to name three adorable black-footed ferret kits, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute revealed the winning names this week.

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'Return to Live' Concert Series: $20 Tickets Are Available Now!

Live Nation announced last week a special online deal for concert-goers from July 28-August 1, with an additional perk for T-Mobile customers.

5 Spots to Pick Virginia Peaches This Su...

That's right, summer's juiciest fruit is ripe and ready for picking in an orchard near you. Virginia has a great climate for peaches, and you can find a pick-your-own farm in just about every other county in the state.

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

Embrace the summer heat with wine gardens, block parties, and more throughout the DMV!

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Wegmans to Open Inaugural DC Location, C...

The popular grocery chain is opening its first store in the nation's capital, bringing hundreds of job opportunities to the city.

10 DC Facts You Probably Didn't Know

There is no doubt D.C. has a ton of history. There are some facts that pretty much everyone knows—but here are some D.C. facts you probably didn't know!

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Amish Parents Killed, 8 Children Injured...

On Sunday night, an Amish family of 10 was involved in an accident when their horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended in Farmville, Virginia.

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Amazon To Fill 3,700 Seasonal Part-, Ful...

Amazon announced it is hiring people for 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S. including 3,700 in Virginia. Starting pay is $18 per hour.

10 Can't-Miss Events in the DMV This Weekend (October 22–24)

Feel like a macabre walking tour? How about harvest festivals or performances of Sweeney Todd? See what's brewing in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia this weekend!

Reduced Metro Service to Continue the Re...

More than 700 trains have been removed from service until October 24 at the earliest.

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Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin Twins Born at...

A pair of Golden-headed lion tamarins were born at the National Zoo this month. On Monday, the zoo announced 4-year-old Lola gave birth to a set of twins overnight on October 7.

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National Park Service Announces New Bike Lane at National Mall

The new two-way protected lane for bicyclists on 15th Street is the result of a long-term collaboration between the National Park Service (NPS) and D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT).

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Colin Powell, first Black US Secretary o...

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, has died following a battle with COVID-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84.

Smithsonian Conservation Institute Annou...

The Smithsonian Conversation Biology Institute (SCBI) has welcomed five new residents—5 cheetah cubs. The cubs were born last week to 5-year-old Rosalie and 10-year-old Nick.

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The Spotted Lanternfly: Destructive Insect Has Found Its Way to N...

According to various reports, spotted lanternflies have been threatening wineries in Northern Virginia. Agriculture experts across the country all agree, the spotted lanternfly should be killed on sight.

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This Virginia Beach goose has neighbors ...

A community in Virginia has had a special tradition for decades. When the people who started it moved away, neighbors thought it might be over. But when Dana Freed and Dominick DiColandrea moved in, they kept the tradition alive.

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National Articles
Did You Know That Books Used to Be Bound...

Megan Rosenbloom, a rare books specialist and librarian at UCLA, published "Dark Archives," a book about the history and science of human-skin-bound books.

Local Culture
Vintage Halloween Costumes That Will Hau...

People of the past brought their creepy A-game to Halloween. From looking at these nightmare-inducing photos, one thing's for sure: our ancestors were obsessed with huge heads, pillowcases, and general creepiness.

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4 Last-Minute Beauty Makeup Looks for Halloween

We love Halloween here at Our Community Now, and so we decided to put our makeup skills to the test and create four different Halloween looks that will get you in the spooky spirit.

Hockey Player Evander Kane Banned for 21...

San Jose Sharks hockey player Evander Kane was suspended without pay this week for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, violating the NHL's vaccination requirements.

The Difference Between Halloween and Día...

The Day of the Dead (aka Día de los Muertos) is often confused with or encompassed in Halloween, however, it's a completely different and unique holiday.

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Queen Elizabeth II spent night in hospital for tests

Britain's domestic Press Association news agency said the trip to hospital had been kept under wraps because it was expected to be a short stay, and also to protect the 95-year-old monarch's privacy

World’s biggest triceratops sells for $7...

The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, known as “Big John,” was sold for 6.6 million euros ($7.7 million) Thursday to a private collector at a Paris auction house. The enormous

'Being the Ricardos': First-Look at Nico...

Earlier this week, Amazon Studios dropped a trailer for the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-direction film "Being the Ricardos," giving audiences a first-look at Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, respectively.

Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins Killed on Movie Set in Pr...

On Thursday, a crew member died after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm in New Mexico. The crew member has since been identified as director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42. "Rust" director Joel Souza was injured in the on-set accident.

How to Observe National Make a Dog's Day...

With tons of tail-wagging ideas, making a dog's day also gives you much-needed canine therapy.

Here's How to Order the 'Jack Skellingto...

You can order a "Jack Skellington" Frappuccino from Starbucks' secret menu, but you might have to explain to your barista how to make it. The frozen coffee drink was inspired by "The Nightmare Before Christmas" movie.

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The Story of 'Grizzly Man' Timothy Treadwell, Whose Obsession Wit...

He wanted to befriend the wild. Timothy Treadwell was an American bear enthusiast, environmentalist, and documentary filmmaker.

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