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Friday, Jun 15, 2012
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By Kate Lord

Best Film and TV Dads

Some are model dads, and some are just fun to watch. Check out these entertainingView gallery

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Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Dads Empower Kids to Take Chances

Dads Empower Kids to Take Chances

Researchers have begun to focus on the special role dads take in child rearing. Studies have shown that dads empower their kids, giving them the impetus to go out to explore the world, to meet new people and to...

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011
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By Lisa Petty

Want This: The Definitive Father's Day Gift Guide

Your guide to finding the perfect gift for any kind of dad. From The ComedianView gallery

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Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Give a Healthy Gift, Get a Healthy Dad

Give a Healthy Gift, Get a Healthy Dad

Dr. Jackie advises giving the gift of healthy living this Father's Day.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Take Dad Out to the Ballgame

Take Dad Out to the Ballgame

Celebrate Father's Day at the ballpark.

Monday, Jun 14, 2010

Gifts for a Happy, Healthy Dad

Gifts for a Happy, Healthy Dad

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy and Asthma Care, with Father's Day gift ideas that promote healthy living.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Father's Day Dining Deals

Father's Day Dining Deals

Check out our picks for Father's Day dining deals around town.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Dads Get Free Admission to Madame Tussauds

Dads Get Free Admission to Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds in DC is offering free admisison to all dads if they come with a full-paying child. It's a Father's Day special.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011
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By Carissa DiMargo

Gifts and Trips for D.C. Dads

These last-minute gift ideas for Father's Day come from all around town. Find theView gallery

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Thursday, Jun 30, 2011
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By Elisabeth Petty

Quotable TV & Movie Dads

Check out some quotes and fatherly wisdom bestowed upon us by these famous movie...View gallery

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