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Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 08:22 AM EST

Saying Bye to Bao Bao: Your Zoo Visit Survival Guide

Planning to visit the National Zoo's 3-year-old giant panda before she makes her grand farewell? Monday's your last chance! Read on for our tips on making the most of your visit. »

Third Thursdays Art Events Begin in Leesburg

The first Third Thursday art event is held in Leesburg, Virginia. »

They Grow Up So Fast: DC Saying Bye to Bao Bao

Bao Bao, the Smithsonian's National Zoo's three-year-old giant panda, is headed back to China. Though we knew the return was coming, many of us in the D.C. region just aren't ready. »

Classic Game Piece Voted Out of Monopoly Board Game

Classic Game Piece Voted Out of Monopoly Board Game

You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece. Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to Monopoly in 1935. The move is part of a campaign to select the next generation of game pieces. Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version. »

For Sale: Bethenny Frankel's $5.25M SoHo Apartment

For Sale: Bethenny Frankel's $5.25M SoHo Apartment

Bethenny Frankel is parting with her luxurious SoHo apartment in New York. The "Real Housewives" star's residence was posted on Tuesday at a whopping $5.25 million. »

'Hidden Figures' Broke Ground for Modern Figures at NASA

At 98 years old, one of the three inspiring female African-American mathematicians the Academy Award-nominated film “Hidden Figures” is based still has a head for numbers and would like to be back in her chair at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. »

DC United to Name New Home 'Audi Field'

DC United to Name New Home 'Audi Field'

D.C. United announced today that the new stadium in Southwest D.C. will officially be named "Audi Field." »

NPS Plans More Paddling Access to Potomac

NPS Plans More Paddling Access to Potomac

The National Park Service says it plans to expand public access for kayaking and rowing on the Potomac River in the District of Columbia's Georgetown neighborhood. »

Famed Civil Rights Artwork Up For Auction

Merton Simpson was a trailblazing artist who used his paintings to highlight the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement. He was also a collector of art, and his personal work and private collection are up for auction online and at Quinn's Auction Galleries on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. News4's Kristin Wright reports. To take a look at some of the paintings, visit the online gallery. »

MGM National Harbor Pastry Chef Makes Valentine's Day Treats

The executive pastry chef at MGM National Harbor, Sylvain Bortolini, showed News4's Aaron Gilchrist what sweet treats he's making for Valentine's Day. Bortolini completed in a world chocolate competition. »

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