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Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 at 06:28 PM EST

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to Host National Christmas Tree Lighting

Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, will host this year's National Christmas Tree lighting in President's Park near the White House. »

Nearby Slopes Open on Black Friday

Nearby Slopes Open on Black Friday

Embrace winter in nearby Pennsylvania, where three almost-local ski and snowboard resorts are set to open for the season Friday. »

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Family Shopping Encouraged at Westfield Montgomery Mall

At the renovated Westfield Montgomery Mall, families are encouraged to shop after Thanksgiving dinner. News4's Derrick Ward reports. »

Holiday 'Stache Bash in Norfolk

Holiday 'Stache Bash in Norfolk

Although No Shave November is coming to an end, Jake's Place, a Norfolk barber shop, is asking guys to hold off on the clippers and razors for a few more weeks. »

After Obama Pardon, Cheese Is the National Turkey

After Obama Pardon, Cheese Is the National Turkey

President Barack Obama pardoned turkeys Mac and Cheese on Wednesday, proving that even birds named after appetizing side dishes can get a reprieve. »

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New Shopping Destination in Northern Virginia for Black Friday

Shoppers have been out all day and night -- some even skipping Thanksgiving dinner to wait in line for the best deals. Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver shows us a new shopping destination... »

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Crowds Line Up to Shop in Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver checks in with Thanksgiving shoppers. »

Study Shows Dogs Can Understand Human Commands

Study Shows Dogs Can Understand Human Commands

New research suggests dogs processes human speech much like the way he or she hears other dogs' barks and growls. »

PHOTOS: Pre-Thanksgiving Snow for D.C. Area

PHOTOS: Pre-Thanksgiving Snow for D.C. Area

Snow fell over parts of the D.C. area as many prepare for Thanksgiving. »

VRE Santa Train Tickets Now on Sale

VRE Santa Train Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets for the Virginia Railway Express Santa Trains will go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. »

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