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CDC: Puppies May Be Making People Sick

While you may be tempted to hug and kiss every puppy you come across, you may want to hold off on all that puppy love for now. 2019 is ending on a bit of a sad note as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns the public against the cutest of culprits: puppies. OUTBREAK NOTICE: 30 people...
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Amazon’s Alexa Will Help You Change Subjects to Avoid Family Arguments on Christmas

Alexa is coming to your rescue this holiday season. Amazon’s smart speakers have a new feature called “distraction technique,” which means the virtual assistant will intervene when things get a little heated during the holidays. In short, Alexa will be on hand and ready to break up any arguments...
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Gross School Experiment Shows Students the Effects of Not Washing Their Hands

A school has used moldy bread to show its students how important it is to wash your hands. The month-long classroom experiment was carried out by two teachers at Discovery Elementary School in Idaho Falls, Idaho just as the height of flu season was set to begin, reported “Today.” Gross! School...
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This Painful Toilet Is Designed to Maximize Office Productivity

A startup company wants to flush your bathroom breaks down the drain. In an effort to cut down the time employees spend sitting in a stall, a British firm has come up with a toilet that’s tilted at a lower angle to make long periods on the porcelain throne uncomfortable, reported the New York Post...
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Brenda Lee's 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' is Having a Moment

You might get a sentimental feeling when you hear “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” the 1958 Christmas classic from Brenda Lee that has been a staple of the holiday season for over 60 years. The Rockabilly Country song seems to strike that perfect balance of old time swagger, and jumping jolly...
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Chief Smedley, Alexandria

Meet Alexandria's First African-American Fire Chief

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Road closures are scheduled due to movie filming.

You Should Avoid These Streets In Dupont Circle Due To Closures For Filming

This may put a damper on your Thursday commute.
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Philip Bailey held a master class for D.C. students.

Earth, Wind & Fire's Philip Bailey Holds Special Master Class For Duke Ellington Students

Bailey said it was worth it to share with the youth.
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Krispy Kreme’s Gingerbread Doughnuts Are Back Just in Time for the Holidays

Krispy Kreme is embarking on a holiday mission to spare all the gingerbread people this festive season, but they need your help! Those willing to put their fellow (gingerbread)-man first will be treated to some delicious limited-time menu items. View this post on Instagram The #Gingerbread People...
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Airline Offers Priority Boarding to Anyone in an Ugly Christmas Sweater

Your questionable festive gear will give you perks while traveling this holiday season. There’s no need to pay extra for priority boarding on Alaska Airlines as the carrier has announced it will allow all passengers wearing an ugly Christmas sweater to board early on Friday, December 20th, reported...
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