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The time-honored, eye-searing tradition of staring directly at a solar eclipse

The solar eclipse taking place later this August is expected to send millions of people flocking to communities along the phenomenon’s path. While all the excitement might be blamed on the moment-seeking Instagram generation, chasing eclipses is a time-honored tradition. 200 more words

Easy Come, Easy Go: Scaramucci is out as White House Communications director

With apologies to Queen.

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Anthony Scaramucci’s 10-day tenure as White House communications director felt like being caught in a landslide—especially the… 297 more words

Getaway to Frederick, Maryland

Last year we published a food crawl in Frederick, Maryland, a historic city about an hour outside of Washington, DC. We returned to Frederick on our recent trip back to the states and were once again charmed by this towns ability to relax us. 1,253 more words

Food

We Need Guns Before the Cops Arrive

Members of Congress were lucky the Capitol Police were on hand.

By Daniel Lee
The Wall Street Journal

June 18, 2017 5:37 p.m. ET

The attack on congressmen last week illustrates the realities of sudden violence. 512 more words

Big Cork Equals Big Wine For Maryland

Wherever we travel, we try to experience the local wine culture. We recently spent some time in our hometown of Washington DC and took a day to see what’s going on with Maryland wines these days. 784 more words

Travel

Turkey slams US arrest warrants against Erdogan guards

Ankara has attacked the US’s decision to issue arrest warrants for Turkish security guards who assaulted protesters during President Erdogan’s trip to Washington in May. The violence has been widely condemned. 660 more words

The champions and winning words from the last 20 years of spelling bees

The Scripps National Spelling Bee, America’s foremost authority on children’s spelling abilities, wrapped up tonight, crowning Ananya Vinay for spelling the winning word “marocain.”

While some competition words may stretch the limits of syllables most adults are comfortable memorizing, sometimes a silent letter, surprising vowel digraph or even its general obscurity are enough to make a simple sounding word challenging. 281 more words