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Find D.C.-Area Haunted Houses and Ghost Tours

Explore haunted hayrides or spooky zombie trails to spice up your Halloween experience. »

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Joey Chestnut to Tackle Taste of D.C.

Barbara is joined by world champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut to discuss past victories and future expectations at Ben's Chilli Bowl's upcoming eating competition at Taste of D.C. »

Pumpkins: From "Food of Last Resort" to Fall Flavor King

Pumpkins: From "Food of Last Resort" to Fall Flavor King

Fall is in full swing and so is the seasonal menu staple no one can escape: pumpkin spice. The autumnal flavor, long found in pies, breads, and beers, experienced a boom in popularity in recent decades and... »

Lunar Eclipse Arrived to Coincide With 'Blood Moon'

Lunar Eclipse Arrived to Coincide With 'Blood Moon'

Early risers were treated to the sight of a lunar eclipse that coincided with a full "blood moon." »

Vendemmia Wine Festival in Wilmington

Vendemmia Wine Festival in Wilmington

More than 3,000 wine lovers are expected to meet up Sunday, Oct. 12 for the Societa da Vinci Vendemmia Wine Festival in Wilmington. »

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Columbia Heights Day, Taste of D.C. & More

The Washington Post's Lavanya Ramanathan previews top weekend events: Columbia Heights Day, Taste of D.C. and the Courthouse Arts & Craft Beer Festival. »

Lottery Dates for National Christmas Tree Lighting Announced

Lottery Dates for National Christmas Tree Lighting Announced

It hit a balmy 77 degrees Wednesday, but the National Park Service announced that it's already scheduled this year's National Christmas Tree lighting, still about eight weeks away. »

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Casey Wilson Remembers the Titans

Casey Wilson, star of the new NBC show "Marry Me," remembers her Alexandria, Virginia, roots. »

New Memorial Honors Disabled Veterans

New Memorial Honors Disabled Veterans

A new memorial is opening to the public near the National Mall to honor disabled veterans dating back to the American Revolution. »

Black Keys' "Turn Blue" World Tour at Verizon Center

Black Keys' "Turn Blue" World Tour at Verizon Center

The tour supports the Black Keys' highly anticipated new album, "Turn Blue." »

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