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Gas main break causing significant delays on Canal Road, Whitehurt Freeway

https://cdn.jwplayer.com/players/y4OgPwmk-yepNLPLg.js Emergency roadwork on Canal Road and Whitehurst Freeway is wreaking havoc for commuters heading into D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. A gas main break at the intersection of Canal Road and Whitehurt Freeway is causing significant delays for inbound drivers into Georgetown and downtown D.C. Emergency gas repairs @washingtongas creating major delays into Georgetown for inbound…

Charles Mann, who sacked quarterbacks and won titles as a member of the legendary Super Bowl-winning Washington Redskins teams of the 1980s and ’90s, added a new honor to his resume Sunday — the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame. “I’m excited,” Mann said before Sunday’s induction at Nationals Park. “My … Original published: 2019-06-24 03:09:09…

This year’s Folklife Festival squeezes its traditions into a smaller package

Grandmaster Flash will perform on Sunday at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution) WTOP’s Jason Fraley previews the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Jason Fraley https://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/FOLKLIFE-FEST-jfray.mp3 Download audio This year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will last two days (June 29-30) as opposed to its usual 10, but director Sabrina Lynn Motley said attendees will still get a…

DC’s airport authority ‘puzzled’ at latest Silver Line construction delay

The latest delays for Metro’s Silver Line construction have baffled the D.C. region’s airport authority, which is hopeful that the timeline for the commuter rail line’s extension to Dulles International Airport will speed up over the next few months. “We’re sort of puzzled why it would take more than a year,” Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority…

A first for International Space Station: Cookies baked in orbit

Astronauts on the International Space Station sacrifice a lot of creature comforts, fresh-baked cookies among them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotel guests get lots of creature comforts, including complimentary fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies at check-in. McLean, Virginia-based Hilton wants to share. While Space Station astronauts won’t get turn down service or fresh towels from Hilton, they…