Here are five stories to start your day:

Baby, it’s cold outside. The sunshine is back--and there wasn’t really no snow--but the balmy temps of the last few days are long gone.

(Robert Thomson/The Post)

From foot race to ‘train wreck.’ The Hot Chocolate 5K/15K at National Harbor was a mess for runners and residents.

How to fend off the holiday pounds. After losing 341 pounds combined, three area residents offer 12 tips for keeping extra weight at bay. Note: You may want to go easy on the Zumba.

Vote for the worst government ‘oops.’ Get your votes in for the year’s worst mistake.

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