The Root DC Live: Lunchline


Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Bryce Harper deserves to be in the All-Star Game

LUNCHLINE | The fact that Harper will play in the midsummer classic offends some people.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:31 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Occupiers break camp at McPherson Square

LUNCHLINE | Before they leave the park for good, they plan on throwing a goodbye party.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:58 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Gentrification hits hard in D.C.

LUNCHLINE | Three of the country’s most-whitened Zip codes from the past decade are in the District.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Metro to overhaul rush hour service

LUNCHLINE | Many riders are concerned that the new system will be too confusing.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:42 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Home economics reconsidered as obesity rates rise

LUNCHLINE | As obesity runs rampant, it might make sense to bring home economics back.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Decriminalization of marijuana stalls in D.C.

LUNCHLINE | It's not looking like D.C. plans on decriminalizing marijuana anytime soon.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:47 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Corcoran Gallery of Art considers move outside of D.C.

Officials discussed Monday the possibility of finding a new home for the museum and college.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:23 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Fiesta D.C. future uncertain

LUNCHLINE | The Hispanic heritage event might move to Pennsylvania Avenue.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Ugg boots releases bridal collection

LUNCHLINE | Ugg Australia has released its bridal collection!

By Clinton Yates  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Kenyan R. McDuffie sworn in as Ward 5 D.C. Council member

LUNCHLINE | Newest D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie was sworn in Wednesday.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Doc Watson, folk legend, dies at 89

LUNCHLINE | The folk legend’s remarkable career stretched over seven decades.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:24 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 05/29/2012

How D.C. evolved

LUNCHLINE | How the city became a mecca for one-person households and young nightlife.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:34 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 05/24/2012

President Barack Obama’s lasting image

LUNCHLINE | The photo of the young boy feeling Obama’s hair is intellectually multilayered.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:57 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/22/2012

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray feels the heat

LUNCHLINE | The mayor’s ex-assistant treasurer is accused of making illegal campaign donations.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Camp David’s neighbor

LUNCHLINE | The new home of the G8 summit means Thurmond, Md. will see a lot more non-locals.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Metro train doors open while in motion

LUNCHLINE | Never, ever lean on Metro doors, because those badboys just might open.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Ward 5 holds special election

LUNCHLINE | 11 potential candidates are up for election to replace Harry Thomas Jr.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:19 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Time magazine’s unusual breasfeeding cover

LUNCHLINE | The magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ issue features a revealing and weird image.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/09/2012

NBC to air ‘1600 Penn’

LUNCHLINE | NBC’s "1600 Penn” banks on people wanting to laugh at the first family.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Union Station’s cab situation

LUNCHLINE | Cabbies take advantage of lax regulations and violate all sorts of rules.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Chuck Brown is not dead

LUNCHLINE | The unfortunate rumor led to an even bigger flurry of official responses and backlash.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/02/2012

D.C. Council’s unruly session

LUNCHLINE | D.C. Council members openly insulted each other over breakfast.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Harry Thomas Jr.’s embezzlement hangs over Ward 5

LUNCHLINE | When Harry Thomas Jr. pleaded guilty to his theft of more than $350,000 in city funds, he embarrassed his ward.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/27/2012

NFL draft means good news for Redskins fans

LUNCHLINE | The honeymoon period begins after the team picked Robert Griffin III.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Metro mulls another fare hike

LUNCHLINE | Metro is expected to vote on a fare hike to help close the gap on their operating budget.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Game 7, Bruins go up against the Capitals

LUNCHLINE | Tonight’s game can make or break the careers of everyone employed by the Capitals.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Anacostia school to launch art program to boost student achievement

LUNCHLINE | A struggling Anacostia school takes part in a new nationwide art program.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Dick Clark’s legacy

LUNCHLINE | When I remember Dick Clark, I think of old game and award shows.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012

D.C. to keep Living Social afloat

LUNCHLINE | Mayor Vincent Gray has sweetened the deal for Living Social to stay in D.C.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/16/2012

T.J. Holmes joins BET

LUNCHLINE | Holmes’ new political talk show is meant to resemble those of Jon Stewart and Bill Maher.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Legal marijuana in D.C.

LUNCHLINE | Four locations that have reached the next phase of approval to sell marijuana.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/12/2012

BWI Airport gets a facelift

LUNCHLINE | BWI has now cemented itself as a great Washington-area option for flying.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/10/2012

The worth of an unlimited SmarTrip

LUNCHLINE | Would you pay more than $200 a month for unlimited Metro rides?

By Clinton Yates  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Union Station transformed

LUNCHLINE | Potomac Realty Trust has $35 million plans to transform NoMa in to a thriving locale.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Lunchline

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/06/2012

A Passover getaway

LUNCHLINE | Some families are taking an easier approach and letting others handle Passover.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/05/2012

A revival on T Street

LUNCHLINE | Howard Theatre, the once glamorous centerpiece of "Black Broadway" gets a facelift.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/03/2012

1940 Census feeds America’s retro obsession

LUNCHLINE | New data from the 1940 Census means renewed interest in the decade prior.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Eden Center restores image

LUNCHLINE | Eden Center officials work to keep its name clean after last year’s gambling raid.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Virginia Tech not legally responsible for 2007 shooting

LUNCHLINE | A federal judge decided Va. Tech didn’t violate federal law in its response to the 2007 shooting.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:46 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/29/2012

D.C. makes commemorative tickets for $476 megamillions jackpot

LUNCHLINE | D.C. is making commemorative tickets for the historic $476 million jackpot.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s chef hired without criminal background check

LUNCHLINE | Virginia’s governor’s chef was hired without a criminal background check.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/27/2012

A new food fight in Va.

LUNCHLINE | An Asian supermarket in Va. catches heat for selling live animals.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Zipcar has some competition in D.C.

LUNCHLINE | Companies like Car2Go and Hertz On Demand have cropped in D.C.

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Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Million Hoodie March ignites broader gun discussion

LUNCHLINE | Firearm sales are up nationwide, even though violent crimes are down.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Tweeting from jail

LUNCHLINE | D.C. drug lords are Tweeting and using Facebook behind bars on their cellphones.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Rush Limbaugh blacklash continues

LUNCHLINE | Why being controversial in talk radio is now much more frowned upon.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:47 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Women for Newt Gingrich

LUNCHLINE | Meet Kiron Skinner, a black woman and national co-chair for the Women With Newt Coalition.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Top Chef contestants show off their D.C. kitchens

LUNCHLINE | Three local ‘Top Chefs’ show off their kitchens and how they cook at home.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:41 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/14/2012

A century of cherry blossoms

LUNCHLINE | There are great stories surrounding the celebration including the coolest artifact ever: ancient Japanese scrolls

By Clinton Yates  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/13/2012

NCAA Tournament 2012: No March Madness brackets this year

LUNCHLINE | A suprising breakdown of the winning brackets based on graduation rates.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Metro’s transit conundrum

Public transit use spikes across the nation, but Metro officials predict fare hikes and service issues will hurt long term numbers.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/08/2012

New iPad impresses with retina display

LUNCHLINE | The new iPad was released with much pomp, but this version is heavier and thicker.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 03/07/2012

D.C. Council member causes friction with food truck tax complaints

LUNCHLINE | D.C. Council member Jack Evans claims by not charging sales tax, food trucks hurt brick-and-mortar restaurants.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:37 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2012

The anatomy of a dunk

LUNCHLINE | A scientific breakdown of how the kinesiology of a dunk works, with diagrams to boot.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Blind D.C. photographer captured black historic firsts

LUNCHLINE | Before he went blind, photographer Ray Wilson captured historic African American firsts.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:58 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Rush Limbaugh calls third year law student Sandra Fluke ’slut’

LUNCHLINE | Controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh called law student Sandra Fluke a “slut.”

By Clinton Yates  |  01:32 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/01/2012

‘Mad Men’ and Banana Republic launch clothing line on Virgin America flight

LUNCHLINE | The ‘Mad Men’ and Banana Republic collaborated clothing line launched on a flight from JFK to LAX.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Google privacy settings prompts uncomfort

LUNCHLINE | Google's new privacy setting has sparked many users to switch email addresses.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Ryan Zimmerman signs $100 million contract extension with the Nationals

LUNCHLINE | Ryan Zimmerman inked a $100 million contract extension with the Nationals.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:31 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live televises details of ultrasound before abortion bill in Va.

Comedian Jon Stewart and SNL stars taught viewers a lesson on abortion in light of Va.’s bill.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/23/2012

National Harbor casino hits snag

LUNCHLINE | County Executive Rushern Baker III presented his proposal to lawmakers, members of his own jurisdiction balked.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/22/2012

D.C.: Number one city for cheaters

LUNCHLINE | A Web site that is designed to promote infidelity claims D.C. has more cheaters than anywhere else in the country.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:34 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Kwame Brown tries to restore order to D.C. Council

LUNCHLINE | Tired of its lack of decorum, Chairman Kwame Brown proposed changing the D.C. Council’s official code of conduct.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/17/2012

D.C. public schools plan to keep accidental $18 million

LUNCHLINE | D.C. public schools won’t be returning its accidental $18 million gift.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Apple store protests planned after poor working conditions revealed

LUNCHLINE | Apple protests planned after reports reveal severe factory conditions and suicides.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:34 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Georgetown-Syracuse Big East showdown

LUNCHLINE | While Georgetown has proved tough to beat, it hasn't faced No. 2 Syracuse Orange yet.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:46 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/07/2012

The State of the District speech is quarrelsome

LUNCHLINE | Mayor Gray to deliver State of the District speech amid three brewing scandals.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Superbowl halftime show standout: Slacklining

LUNCHLINE | Forget Madonna or M.I.A., the guy bouncing on a string, called slacklining, was the undisputed winner of the night.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:49 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Metro says Red Line to take years to fix infrastructure

LUNCHLINE | Red Line riders can expect years of inconvenience because of years of neglect.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:53 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 02/02/2012

LivingSocial lost $558 million in 2011

LUNCHLINE | LivingSocial, which is based in Washington, incurred losses of $558 million in 2011.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:55 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 02/01/2012

D.C. Council puts an end to online gambling

LUNCHLINE | D.C. Council and Mayor Gray have suddenly reversed their positions on online gambling.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:05 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Twitter changes censorship policy

LUNCHLINE | Twitter turned a few heads when they announced a few censorship changes.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 01/26/2012

D.C. Mayor Gray skips State of the Union address

LUNCHLINE | Mayor Gray skipped the State of the Union address to attend his girlfriend’s birthday.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:08 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Google announces privacy policy changes

LUNCHLINE | Google will start tracking your every move and users have no choice to opt out.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/24/2012

The 2012 Academy Awards nominations are announced

LUNCHLINE | The 2012 Academy Award nominations were announced and there are a few nods worth highlighting.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Listen to classical music

LUNCHLINE | Turns out classical music is used as a deterrent to loitering and violent behavior.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:54 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 01/20/2012

WMATA won’t hike fires without public input

LUNCHLINE | Metro has opened the floor for riders to weigh in on the potential fire hikes.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Apple iPads: the new textbook?

LUNCHLINE | Apple is trying to make a more direct impact on education by getting into the textbook industry.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/18/2012

SOPA blackout means no Wikipedia

LUNCHLINE | Need an answer? Wiki it. But because of SOPA and PIPA bills, that's not an option today.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Apple CEO Tim Cook has big plans for Target

CEO Tim Cook announced plans Thursday to put mini-Apple stores in Target stores across America.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:07 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/11/2012

WMATA to raise fares, hire 1,000 workers and increase parking rates

LUNCHLINE | Metro hopes to raise fares, hire 1,000 people and increase parking rates.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Alabama beat LSU in BCS national championship, Hoyas fell to Cincinnati

LUNCHLINE | A look at our sports losers: LSU, the Hoyas and The Capitals.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Tim Tebow wins again, Washington Wizards lose again

LUNCHLINE | While Tim Tebow makes miraculous news, the Washington Wizards managed to make themselves worse.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:05 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Georgetown Hoyas beat Marquette Golden Warriors

LUNCHLINE | The Hoyas came back after a 17 point deficit and beat the Marquette Golden Warriors.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:38 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Republicans lick wounds from Iowa caucus, Obama names Cordray

LUNCHLINE | While the GOP lick their wounds in Iowa, President Obama named Richard Cordray as chief consumer watchdog.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Eat more in D.C.

The Going Out Guide breaks it down to the 40 dishes that every Washingtonian must try.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:41 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 12/29/2011

The Muslims are coming!

The comedy tour featuring four Muslim comics is literally taking over the nation, one joke at a time.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:03 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Andray Blatche is officially a clown

After Andray Blatche’s bizarre on-mic third person reference, he played a lousy game and lashed out at the media and fans.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/27/2011

‘Swag’ is the word of the year

Slate’s Ron Rosenblum breaks down this year’s catchphrases, but any list that doesn't include the word "swag" misses the mark.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Obama goes Christmas shopping

President Obama made a trip to Best Buy in Potomac Yards buying gifts for his wife and daughters.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:37 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 12/21/2011

D.C. council cleans up act

D.C. Council approved measures for the first time allowing members to impeach one of their own.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:08 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Christopher Hitchens dead at 62

Lunchline | The incredible essayist, wordsmith and profound thinker Christoper Hitchens, dies at 62.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:22 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Metro marginally safer

Major crime is down on Metro for the third quarter of this year, but overall since 2007 major crime has increased quite a bit.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Taking responsibility for Anacostia

Washington Gas will clean up the Anacostia riverbank after studies revealed it contaminated the land for more than100 years.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:02 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Busboys & Poets, a D.C. landmark

The cafe/bookstore/performance space chain, Busboys & Poets, has become a local cultural hub.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:32 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Virginia Tech still mourning

When a gunman opened fire on and killed a police officer on Thursday, thoughts immediately returned to April 2007.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Redskins players violate NFL drug policy

Two Redskins players violated the NFL drug policy and were forced to apologize to the team for getting suspended for the rest of the year.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:42 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 12/07/2011

NBA schedule released

The new NBA schedule was released Tuesday night, and the Wizards have zero - count them, ZERO - nationally televised games.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:12 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 12/06/2011

The Muppets are not Communists, FOX Business News

I won't stand for people dissing The Muppets. According to Fox Business news host Eric Bolling, our fuzzy friends' mission in their latest movie is anti capitalist.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:53 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Another sloppy Redskins loss

The Burgundy and Gold threw the game away to the Jets, losing 34-19.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:51 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Lunchline: The Caps hit the ice

The Capitals take the ice for the first time tonight with Dale Hunter at the helm.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Lunchline: An unpretty Redskins win

The Redskins survived a error-filled game against the Seahawks on the road and pulled out a victory.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:52 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Lunchline: UMD sports cut

Because of miscalculations, UMD’s athletic department will cut 8 of their 27 varsity programs to save money.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Lunchline: Get ready for Black Friday

The busiest shopping day of the year has now been moved up with some retailers beginning Black Friday on Thanksgiving.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:01 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Lunchline: Metro employees are overworked

The number of hours worked in Metro’s safety-critical jobs is severely high and could affect the fatigue level of those on the job.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 11/17/2011

UMD football wanes

Since the University of Maryland’s football team is now pretty awful, they aren't bringing in any cash.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:09 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Lunchline: Is pizza a vegetable?

Congress added a provision in the spending bill that would allow schools to count pizza as a vegetable.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Lunchline: Rock Creek Park spells fall

Being that Rock Creek Park is one of the most iconic parts of the city, I'm no longer going to be selfish and try to hide it from others.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:20 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Lunchline: Can Gloria Cain help?

Presidential candidate Herman Cain’s wife speaks for the first time since he was accused by several women of sexual harassment.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Lunchline: Nice to know you, Rick Perry

Rick Perry, who has managed to remain relevant in the GOP presidential candidate race despite uneven debate performances flubbed on Wednesday’s debate.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Lunchline: Paterno to retire at end of PSU season

Joe Paterno says he will step down at the end of this season. And the situation at Penn State has evolved from the horrific to bizarre, with students supporting the coach.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:50 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Lunchline: ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier dies at 67

‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier, the first man to ever beat Muhammad Ali in the "Fight of The Century," died Monday night after battling liver cancer.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:41 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Lunchline: Redskins still losing

The Redskins showed up on Sunday with another moribund effort. And head coach Mike Shanahan isn’t without blame.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:39 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Lunchline: Lunchline: NoMa-Gallaudet U metro stop?

The area north of Massachusetts Avenue in Northeast is known as 'NoMa' per developers' request and Metro has renamed the station accordingly.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:49 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Lunchline: The Wizards disappoint D.C. basketball fans

Hoops pervade this city more than any sport, but the Wizards have been garbage for years.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Lunchline: Congress squashes Sulaimon Brown’s allegation

Congress disproved Sulaimon Brown's allegation that he was promised a job in the Gray administration in exchange for sullying then-Mayor Fenty’s name.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:44 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Lunchline: What’s stopping the Purple Line?

Keeping the popular bike and walking path that runs from Georgetown to Silver Spring and building the Purple Line would require a lot of money.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Lunchline: D.C. is so hip

According to new Census figures, in the past three years, 7,000 people ages 25 to 34 have come to the D.C. area looking for jobs and "hipness."

By Clinton Yates  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Lunchline: Commuting woes for Tysons residents

For some who live in Tysons and work downtown, a four hour daily commute is no joke.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Lunchline: Hands free texting?

Thirty-four states have laws against texting while driving, but it's unclear whether or not hands-free technology also violate regulations.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Lunchline: The spotlight is on Lululemon this week

Jury selection begins in the trial of Brittany Norwood, the 29-year-old accused of killing her co-worker Jayna Murray at Lululemon Athletica in Bethesda.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:20 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Lunchline: Squatting with Occupy DC

After three weeks of squatting, Occupy DC protestors have turned McPherson Square into a mini-city.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:44 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Lunchline: Another Apple tablet?

I've got an idea: How about an iPad Mini? Rumors are flying about the next product Apple plans to release for those who just can't wait for the iPhone 5.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Lunchline: John Beck replaces Rex Grossman

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan officially made the switch away from Rex Grossman today, opening the door for him to be fired if this experiment fails on a major level.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Lunchline: Wal-Mart is coming to Rockville Pike

Developers are looking to create a an 80,000-square-foot Wal-Mart store in Rockville Pike, hopefully set to open in 2013.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Lunchline: Redskins caught in controversy

After Sunday’s loss to the Eagles, will John Beck permanently replace Rex Grossman?

By Clinton Yates  |  11:33 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Lunchline: Big day for Mike Shanahan

The Redskins take on a reeling Eagles team that needs a win badly. If the Skins win Sunday’s game, they’ll become a real contender.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:41 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Lunchline: Metro is hoping to simplify

The transit agency's board meets to consider a change in the system’s fare structure.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:18 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Lunchline: Get your tags in order, D.C.

D.C. police can arrest you if your vehicle tags have been expired for more than 30 days. AAA says it might be the only place in the nation that does this.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Lunchline: Pizzaman Herman Cain is popular in VA

The don of Godfather’s Pizza has moved past Mitt Romney in a Quinnipiac University poll as the top GOP presidential candidate in the commonwealth.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Lunchline: Netflix to remain unchanged

After being widely panned for separating its online streaming service and DVD business,CEO Reed Hastings says Netflix is abandoning the plan.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:50 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Lunchline: iSad

A lot of people are comparing Steve Jobs to Thomas Edison; I'd say that Da Vinci is more apt.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:14 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Lunchline: A brew revivial in D.C.

When two guys first launched DC Brau, a local brewery in Northeast, I was excited — it tastes pretty dang good, too.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:52 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Lunchline: D.C. council’s latest hypocrisy

The D.C. Council is considering 'Profanity Free Day’ to teach kids a lesson, but what about the members who regularly curse each other out?

By Clinton Yates  |  11:52 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Lunchline: D.C. not quite manly

Combos conducted a study looking for the manliest city in the United States and D.C. ranked 42nd.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:20 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Lunchline: Twitter is in touch with your feelings

Depending on what you're doing, if you tweet about it, the company can determine whether or not you're happy or sad.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Lunchline: A magical night on the diamond

Last night reaffirmed why baseball was the first love of my life. "Wild Card Wednesday" was one of the most special nights of hardball I've ever seen.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:48 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Lunchline: Is the monument crumbling?

The National Park Service released harrowing security footage showing the inside of the monument during the quake, and frankly, it's frightening.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Lunchline: Vets making housecalls

Instead of going the modern-day Old Yeller route, pet owners are having home euthanasia rituals.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Lunchline: Embassies get a new look

People are converting old ambassadorial complexes and chanceries into condos.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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