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DC Gets Own 'Wheel Of Fortune' + Robot Dogs Marching: Top DC News

Patch logo Patch 10/14/2021 Mark Hand
Three D.C. area residents will be appearing on "Wheel of Fortune" on Wednesday, Oct. 20 as part of the game show’s “Great American Cities” week. © (Wheel of Fortune®: © 2021 Califon Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photographer: Carol Kaelso... Three D.C. area residents will be appearing on "Wheel of Fortune" on Wednesday, Oct. 20 as part of the game show’s “Great American Cities” week.

Welcome back, D.C.! Here's everything you need to know to get this Thursday started.

First, today's weather:

Partly sunny and very warm. High: 83 Low: 62.

Here are the top stories in Washington DC today:

  1. Jail violated civil rights of Capitol riot defendant, U.S. judge says (Reuters)
  2. National Building Museum To Host Multimedia Exhibition Of US-Mexico Border Wall (Washington DC Patch)
  3. DC Paid Family Leave - DC Expands Paid Leave Benefits (
  4. DCHFA Provides D.C. Government Employees With Down Payment Assistance (The Washington Informer)
  5. Remembering Walter Reed Hospital (The Washington Post)
  6. Area Residents To Appear On DC 'Wheel Of Fortune' Show (Washington DC Patch)
  7. Top 5 Multifamily Properties Under Construction in DC (Multi-Housing News)
  8. Spectacular Georgetown Home Situated On Spacious Corner Lot (Washington DC Patch)
  9. Washington's Most Powerful Women 2021 (Washingtonian)
  10. FBI, DC police offer reward for tips in armored car robbery (WTOP)
  11. Nothing To See Here, Just The Boston Dynamics Robot Dogs Marching In DC This Morning (Barstool Sports)
  12. Young LGBTQ people in D.C. can receive free therapy (The Washington Post)
  13. Charles Aris Executive Search Opens New Office in Washington, DC (Hunt Scanlon Media)
  14. Council member Robert White runs for D.C. mayor (Axios)
  15. Why some parents leave D.C. public schools (Axios)
  16. 5 Best Optometrists in Washington, DC (Kev's Best)
  17. Native groups protest fossil fuels in D.C. (New Mexico Political Report)
  18. DC prep school students face expulsion for 'single expression, act, or gesture' deemed offensive (Fox News)
  19. Person Shot by DC Police in Shaw Identified as Teen Boy (NBC4 Washington)

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Today in Washington DC:

  • Term 1 Midpoint, Progress Reports Mailed (12:00 AM)
  • Composition - Smithsonian Online (10:30 AM)
  • Drawn to Figures LIVE: Drawing the Features in Proportion (11:00 AM)
  • Let's Talk Gardens, A Soil Management Plan for the Future (12:00 PM)
  • Exploring Abstraction - Smithsonian Online (12:00 PM)
  • In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice (5:00 PM)
  • Art Signs Online: An Artful Conversation in ASL (5:30 PM)
  • Virtual College Fair - Woodrow Wilson High School (6:00 PM)
  • Roosevelt Girls Volleyball vs Cardozo (6:00 PM)
  • Volcanic UNESCO World Heritage Sites (6:45 PM)
  • Observatory Night: Cosmic Explosions, from Supernovae to Tidal Disruption Events (7:00 PM)
  • An Evening with DAMIEN ESCOBAR Night 2 (7:30 PM)
  • Raising Anti-Racist Children (VIRTUAL) (8:00 PM)
  • An Evening With: SIMRIT (8:00 PM)

Washington, D.C. Patch Notebook

  • DC Public Library: "Join us for a retelling of "'Ehéngmay, and the Raven" by Jeannine Pedersen-Guzman. Library staff and special guests will share the story about a Native American girl who sets out to discover the meaning of her name. This event celebrates..." (Facebook)
  • Visit Washington DC: "Discover the city’s rich performing arts scene, filled with variety, history, acclaimed productions and plenty of innovation. 😍 #MyDCcool #ExperienceDC" (Facebook)
  • Visit Washington DC: "Today is National Fossil Day! 😎 Did you know?! Washington, DC is home to the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils located in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on the National Mall. Be sure to check it out during your next visi..." (Facebook)
  • Visit Washington DC: "Looking for things to do this month in the nation's capital? We've rounded up a long list of 40+ (‼️) ways to #ExperienceDC this season. 🎉 #MyDCcool Before traveling to the District, be sure to check out current health guidelines and mo..." (Facebook)
  • DC Public Schools: "“We’re not a product of our environment, but a product of our mindsets.” - Keion Williams, @anacostia_high student, Class of 2024 After spending 18 months redesigning their school model grounded in stakeholder voice, the world was hit..." (Instagram)
  • Department of Energy & Environment: "“The pandemic has increased people’s awareness of outdoor spaces,” Portia Sampson-Knapp of Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region so they’re more eager than ever to access them and protect them. “There’s man-made pollution, but..." (Facebook)
  • DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment: "#EntertainDC is proud to recognize Jason Henderson as our October #FilmmakeroftheMonth! Jason Henderson is an author, screenwriter, executive producer, martial artist, physical therapist, and CEO of a health care company who has combined..." (Facebook)
  • DC Department of Parks and Recreation: "Operations Update: There will be a District-wide closure of DPR facilities this Friday, October 15, 2021. Normal operations will resume on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to serving your rec..." (Facebook)
  • DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: "For Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a conversation with writer JP Brammer for his new book ¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons his story of growing up biracial and in the closet in America's ..." (Facebook)
  • DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: "Following requests from field partners and collaborators, Americans for the Arts has launched a new, 5-10 minute, anonymous survey for artists and creative workers to better understand the impact of the pandemic on your employment and in..." (Facebook)
  • DC Department of Public Works: "It’s almost that time of year! The Sidewalk Shoveling Exemption Program exempts qualified residents from enforcement for not removing snow and ice from their sidewalks within the first eight hours of daylight after the end of a winter st..." (Facebook)
  • DC Department of Public Works: "When a holiday occurs, trash/recycling collection days “slide” to the next day for the rest of the week. For more information;" (Facebook)
  • Visit Washington DC: "Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with exciting events and festivals in the nation's capital! 🌈 From Colorful Fest with the Capital Pride Alliance at Union Market, the hybrid Reel Affirmations Film Festival, 17th Street High Heel Race in D..." (Facebook)
  • DC Department of Public Works: "Don’t forget the slide! Trash and recycling collection will slide to the next day for the rest of the week, because of the holiday. For more information;" (Facebook)
  • DC Department of Public Works: "Don't forget the slide! When a holiday occurs, trash/recycling collection days “slide” to the next day for the rest of the week. For more information;" (Facebook)

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