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  • Alexa for Kids: Amazon Aims to Help Parents With New Device

    Amazon unveiled the Echo Dot Kids Edition on Wednesday, telling NBC News that the device is meant to help children spend less time in front of screens and reinforce good manners.The device also has parental...Photo Credit: Amazon Handout

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  • Virginia Police Investigate Redskins Player's Traffic Stop

    The Washington Redskins welcomed wide receiver Paul Richardson with open arms in March, but Richardson says he didn't receive similar treatment when a Virginia State Police Officer pulled him over and allegedly...Photo Credit: Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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  • Robots at Smithsonians Will Answer Questions, Take Selfies

    Four-foot-tall, "wide-eyed" robots with touch screens are now dancing, playing games and taking selfies with Smithsonian visitors at six museums, the Smithsonian announced Tuesday.Photo Credit: @Smithsonian This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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  • Rays-Orioles rained out; makeup on May 12 as part of doubleheader

    Bad weather was expected deep into Tuesday night, so the game was called two hours before the scheduled first pitch. The game will be made up as part of single-admission doubleheader on May 12. The post Rays-Orioles rained out; makeup on May 12 as part of doubleheader appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Stephen Curry Signs Broad Production Deal With Sony Pictures

    Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects.Photo Credit: Getty Images

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  • Inside Nassar Gymnastics Scandal: Maroney, Karoly Speak

    USA Gymnastics tried to silence top athletes after they reported being molested by team doctor Larry Nassar and as they pushed to meet with law enforcement officials, the gymnasts and their family members...Photo Credit: NBC This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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  • Cubs Give Update on Bryant After Star Hit in Head by Pitch

    Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was forced to exit Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies after he was struck in the head by a pitch, the team said. The Cubs say that Bryant suffered a small...Photo Credit: Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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  • Wall Takes Over, Wiz Beat Raps 106-98 to Tie Series at 2-2

    John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out, having a hand in 10 of Washington's last 14 points and finishing with 27 points and 14 assists as the No. 8 seed Wizards came back to beat the...Photo Credit: Getty Images

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  • Ramirez hits 2 HRs to lift Kluber, Indians past Orioles 7-3

    Manny Machado hit two solo homers for Baltimore, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Orioles from losing for the 10th time in 12 games, a skid that has dropped them 10 games under .500 (6-16). The post Ramirez hits 2 HRs to lift Kluber, Indians past Orioles 7-3 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • McKayla Maroney Details 'Scariest Night' With Larry Nassar

    Larry Nassar had done "the treatment" on gymnast McKayla Maroney before, but nothing prepared her for what happened in a Tokyo hotel room in October 2011."That was the scariest night," Maroney told NBC in her...Photo Credit: NBC This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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  • Local governments nominate 'Opportunity Zones' for federal tax breaks

    See which areas in D.C., Maryland and Virginia have been nominated to received special status so investors can help develop underserved neighborhoods. The post Local governments nominate ‘Opportunity Zones’ for federal tax breaks appeared first on WTOP.

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  • White Sox Honor Pitcher Who Suffered Brain Hemorrhage With Touching Tributes

    As the Chicago White Sox take the field Saturday night against the Houston Astros, their hearts are heavy as teammate Danny Farquhar remains in an area hospital.Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage during...Photo Credit: Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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  • Sox Pitcher in Critical Condition After Brain Hemorrhage

    Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar is in critical condition at a local hospital after collapsing during Friday’s game against the Houston Astros.Farquhar, who pitched the sixth inning of the game...Photo Credit: Getty Images, File

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  • How to Watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower

    If you like shooting stars, you're in luck. The annual Lyrid meteor shower, which got going this year on April 16, is expected to peak in the early morning on Sunday, April 22, NBC News MACH reported.Your best...Photo Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA viaGetty Images, File

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  • Maryland governor orders new highway contract

    Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered his transportation secretary to seek a new contract for a multimillion highway expansion because a $68.5 million deal that was supposed to go before a board this week ``lacked the clarity needed to ensure full faith in this process.'' The post Maryland governor orders new highway contract appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Inmate hangs himself hours after being linked to decades-old cold case

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Prison officials in Maryland say an inmate hanged himself in his cell hours after he was publicly linked to a decades-old disappearance. Fifty-one-year-old Fernando Asturizaga was declared a “person of interest” last week in the 2000 disappearance of Alison Thresher. She was a copy editor at the Washington Post, and Asturizaga babysat...

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  • Twitch: Explained

    Twitch.tv is the largest, most popular place to watch people play and livestream video games. It’s become so popular that musicians like Drake are getting in on the act.

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  • Kevin Huerter declares for NBA draft but has not hired an agent

    The sophomore, second on the team in scoring last year, is the third Terrapins player this offseason to at least explore his professional options.

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