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Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM EST

Your D.C-Area (and Beyond!) New Year's Eve Celebration Guide

Do you want to ring in 2015 outdoors on a pier or cradled in the comfort of a luxury hotel? In downtown D.C. or a couple hours out of town? Whatever you want, we've got you covered when it comes to New Year's... »

NORAD Santa Tracker Launches Ahead of Christmas

NORAD Santa Tracker Launches Ahead of Christmas

NORAD begins their Christmas countdown with the 50+ year tradition of tracking Santa Claus' whereabouts. »

Nearby Slopes Open for the Season

Nearby Slopes Open for the Season

Embrace winter in nearby Pennsylvania, where three almost-local ski and snowboard resorts opened for the season Nov. 28. »

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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. »

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Alexandria Preps for Small Business Saturday

Alexandria's a perfect community for Small Business Saturday. Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver has a preview. »

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to Host National Christmas Tree Lighting

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. »

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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 this... »

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Crowds Line Up to Shop in Northern Virginia

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

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. »

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. »

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