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DC Solidcore Locations to Stay Open Despite COVID-19 Order, Owner Says


Created: Thu, Nov 26 2020 03:45:58 AM

Author: Shomari Stone and NBC Washington Staff

The owner of a Pilates-based fitness studio chain sent a letter to clients saying the D.C. locations will remain open despite the city’s new COVID-19 restrictions suspending all indoor group workout classes. Restrictions went into effect Wednesday in D.C. as coronavirus cases continue to rise. The order prohibits all indoor group exercise classes and all outdoor group classes with 25...

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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Nov. 29


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 06:07:00 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

D.C. officials flagged a high daily COVID-19 case rate and long testing turnaround times on Sunday.  Data released by the District says the seven-day average of cases per 100,000 residents now tops 27. D.C. flagged this metric as red in its system of green, yellow or red indicators. The average test turnaround time also is red and tops four days. ...

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Teen Skateboarder Seriously Hurt in Rockville Crash


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 02:27:31 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

A 15-year-old boy has life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a car while riding a skateboard Friday night in Rockville, police say.  The skateboarder was hit on Montrose Road at Evelyn Drive, Montgomery County police said. Officers and medics responded at about 10:10 p.m.  According to a preliminary investigation, the boy was crossing Montrose Road when he was hit...

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Classes Canceled in Baltimore County After Cyber Attack


Created: Sun, Nov 29 2020 01:32:31 AM

Author: Associated Press

Classes have been canceled for students in a Maryland school district that is the victim of a ransomware attack

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Woman Killed, 50 Displaced After Leisure World Fire


Created: Sat, Nov 28 2020 08:25:42 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes and NBC Washington Staff

A woman in her 90s died and about 50 people were forced out of their homes after an early morning fire swept through the Leisure World retirement community in Montgomery County, Maryland, fire officials say. Montgomery County firefighters responded about 1:30 a.m. to a fire in the 15200 block of Elkridge Way in Leisure World, a gated community for retirees...

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DC Homicide Detective Killed by Wife in Murder-Suicide: Sheriff


Created: Sat, Nov 28 2020 05:23:47 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

A D.C. homicide detective was killed by his wife before she fatally shot herself at their home in Waldorf, Maryland, authorities say. A family member found 50-year-old Timothy Eugene Francis, and 41-year-old Christina Lynn Francis dead in their home on Marylea Court about 6 p.m. Friday, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office said. Evidence suggests that Christina Francis shot Timothy Francis...

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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Nov. 28


Created: Sat, Nov 28 2020 06:41:07 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Washington, D.C., counted more new coronavirus infections on Saturday than on any other day since the pandemic began. The number of new infections was 371. The District only once before diagnosed more than 300 new cases in a single day, on May 1. A large number of tests reported likely played a role. Deputy Mayor John J. Falcicchio said the...

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DC-Area Entrepreneurs Hope Small Business Saturday Will Boost Sales


Created: Sat, Nov 28 2020 02:39:52 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes

This year, local businesses have been hit especially hard by the pandemic. Many have had to shutter their doors, reduce staff or have limited hours. That’s why they’re counting on shoppers to use them today during Small Business Saturday. You can find participating businesses using this map from American Express.   Roughly 75% small business owners have said that they...

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Silver Spring Teen's Stunning Prom Look Goes Viral


Created: Sat, Nov 28 2020 01:28:53 PM

Author: Shomari Stone

Jasmine Dauphine’s prom was canceled because of the pandemic, but that did not stop her from showing off her look to the world. Dauphine’s stunning orange dress and golden hairpiece, photographed in front of the Lincoln Memorial, have gotten thousands of likes and shares on social media. “I am very much in shock. I can’t believe this is happening right...

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Virginia's 2nd Medical Cannabis Processor Opens in Richmond


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 11:59:06 PM

Author: Associated Press

Virginia’s second medical cannabis processor has opened in Richmond.

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La Plata Restaurant Owner Pushes Back On Outdoor Tent Restrictions


Created: Sat, Nov 28 2020 01:42:40 AM

Author: Derrick Ward

A restaurant owner in La Plata, Maryland says he’s playing by pandemic rules by trying to serve his food outdoors under a large tent, but he is being met with permit restrictions set by the city. Earlier this month, Galazia Restaurant erected a tent on the restaurant’s parking lot since the restaurant is only allowed to seat half of its...

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Police: Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man in Virginia


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 07:25:07 PM

Author: NBCWashington Staff

An armed man was shot and killed by an officer during a standoff with police in Culpeper, Virginia, on Thanksgiving, authorities said.

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One Dead, Multiple Hurt in 3-Vehicle Crash in Fairfax County


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 08:41:58 PM

Author: Clara Garcia

A man is dead and five people are hurt after a crash Friday afternoon that involved three vehicles in Fairfax County, Virginia, authorities said.

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Man Killed in Double Shooting in Northwest DC


Created: Thu, Nov 26 2020 04:11:23 PM

Author: Mark Segraves and NBC Washington Staff

One man died and another man was transported to a hospital with injuries after a double shooting in an apartment building near the National Zoo Thursday morning, D.C. police say. Edward Pearson, of no fixed address, died, police said in an update Friday. He was 39. D.C. police and D.C. Fire and EMS were called to an apartment building in...

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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Nov. 27


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 05:49:22 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

The leaders of D.C., Maryland and Virginia — along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — asked residents to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving. Now that the holiday is over, we’re closely monitoring the data for signs of any increase in the spread of the coronavirus.  Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways for Thanksgiving...

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How ‘Little Giants' Ties In to Washington's Thanksgiving Win in Dallas


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 06:08:08 AM

Author: Peter Hailey

Heres the story of how a trick play that originated in a 1994 kids movie helped spark Washington to their entertaining Thanksgiving win over the Cowboys.

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Bruce Boynton, Who Inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, Dies at 83


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 02:15:11 PM

Author: Associated Press

Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer who inspired the “Freedom Rides," has died at the age of 83

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Black Friday Off to Quiet Start in DC Area as Many Shoppers Turn Online


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 11:40:33 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Associated Press

After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope

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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty in Slaying, Shooting Two Detectives


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 03:12:01 AM

Author:

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder charges stemming from the slaying of a man and shooting of two police detectives in February

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With Cancer in Remission, Virginia Man Waiting for Bone Marrow Transplant


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 02:13:32 AM

Author: Drew Wilder

Like many in 2020, a Virginia family hasn’t had the year they wanted, but this Thanksgiving, they’ve got everything they need. When Jim Lloyd was in the hospital battling acute myeloid leukemia, his family couldn’t be by his side because of the pandemic. In May, he felt well enough to leave eighth-floor room at Virginia Hospital Center and get face-to-face...

Read more: With Cancer in Remission, Virginia Man Waiting for Bone Marrow Transplant


A Different Kind of Holiday for Hospital Workers in a Pandemic


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 12:44:20 AM

Author: Cory Smith

Doctors and nurses are used to working on Thanksgiving, but this year is different. Almost 30 COVID-19 patients are isolated at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, Maryland, where the doctors and nurses caring for them are their surrogate family members this Thanksgiving. “I think it’s something that comes naturally,” Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Katie Byrd said. “Definitely more...

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COVID-19 Survivor Grateful to Be Alive This Thanksgiving After 2 Months in Hospital


Created: Fri, Nov 27 2020 12:26:19 AM

Author: Aimee Cho

A Maryland man is grateful to be alive this Thanksgiving after a long battle with the coronavirus. Patrick Bright and his wife, Pamela, of Clinton both got COVID-19 in late March. His case was so severe he was in the hospital for almost two months. “Each day I had to suffer myself with the COVID and waking up wondering if...

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Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes, Kills Man in Fairfax County


Created: Thu, Nov 26 2020 01:07:34 AM

Author: Gina Cook

A driver fatally struck a man in Fairfax County, Virginia, Wednesday night and then drove off, police say. Daniel McKay, 63, of Springfield, was crossing Backlick Road near Edsall Road about 6:30 p.m. when a southbound car struck him, Fairfax County police said. The driver did not stay at the scene. McKay was not in a crosswalk. He was pronounced...

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Maryland Troopers to Help With Pandemic-Related Compliance Efforts


Created: Mon, Nov 23 2020 11:49:42 PM

Author: Associated Press and NBCWashington Staff

Maryland will expand its pandemic-related compliance efforts ahead of Thanksgiving by sending additional state troopers to every county and Baltimore

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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Nov. 26


Created: Thu, Nov 26 2020 06:04:15 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

It’s Thanksgiving Day and families around the U.S. are gathering around the table in smaller numbers or hopping onto Zoom or Facetime to connect virtually. Here in the D.C. area, new restrictions which took effect Wednesday are limiting how many people are legally allowed to gather together for the festivities. D.C., Montgomery County and Prince George’s County all have a...

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Car Crashes Into DC's Lincoln Park, Damaging Emancipation Statue


Created: Thu, Nov 26 2020 03:17:57 PM

Author: NBCWashington Staff

A car has crashed into Lincoln Park, striking the Emancipation Statue, U.S. Park Police say.  According to authorities, the crash occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of East Capitol Street NE. The driver of the car was injured and has been transported to an area hospital, according to U.S. Park Police Public Information Officer Sergeant Roselyn...

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Tuskegee Airman Dies on 100th Birthday


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 02:05:20 AM

Author: NBCWashington Staff

Tuskegee Airman and longtime D.C. resident Walter Robinson Sr. passed away on his 100th birthday Monday. On Sunday, friends and family held a birthday celebration outside his home in Northeast D.C. Born and raised in Baltimore, he married his high school sweetheart, then enrolled in the Tuskegee Institute where he earned his pilot’s license. The family moved to D.C. in...

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DC-Area Forecast: Morning Showers, Mild Thanksgiving


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 10:54:20 AM

Author: Storm Team4 and NBC Washington Staff

The Thanksgiving forecast is looking wet and mild, with skies clearing in the afternoon just enough for outdoor plans. Expect rain showers early this morning, pushing out through the middle part of the morning. Temperatures will continue to rise to near 70° for areas that get a little bit more sunshine by this afternoon. Those with more cloud cover will...

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DC Man Thanks Firefighters Who Helped Save His Life


Created: Thu, Nov 26 2020 01:40:25 AM

Author: Aimee Cho

A D.C. man is alive this Thanksgiving thanks to the efforts of good Samaritans and firefighters who went to his rescue when he collapsed while running over the summer. Michael Fontaine, 25, was on a run near Logan Circle in August when he collapsed in cardiac arrest. “I woke up in the hospital bed, and my mom told me the...

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Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 06:26:53 PM

Author: Alexandra Jaffe and Jill Colvin

President-elect Joe Biden is summoning Americans to overcome their divisions and join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and the raw divisions left by the election

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Metro Removes All 6000-Series Trains After Railcar Separates


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 11:58:12 PM

Author: Adam Tuss

Metro has removed all of its 6000-series trains from the tracks after a railcar that was carrying passengers separated from another railcar. The 6000-series Metro train carrying passengers came apart Tuesday at its coupler, the piece that holds the railcars together. It’s the second time such an incident has happened in two months. A separation also happened in early October...

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Shared Custody Raises COVID-19 Concerns as Kids Travel Between Households for Holidays


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 08:06:28 PM

Author: Jodie Fleischer, Evan Carr and Jeff Piper

Even though many Americans are skipping the big Thanksgiving dinner this year, plenty of families will still have their youngest members traveling between households. Millions of kids split their time between parents every week and even more so during the holidays, but concerns over COVID-19 can make that time even more stressful. Making decisions about how to handle pandemic precautions...

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Prince William County Hires DC Police Chief Peter Newsham


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 01:39:08 AM

Author: Matthew Stabley

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham has been hired as the new chief of police in Prince William County, Virginia, the board of county supervisors announced Tuesday. The hiring follows a nationwide search, the board of supervisors said. The county received 50 applications. Newsham is expected to start Feb. 1. He expects to stay with D.C. police through the inauguration...

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At Least a Dozen Trump Political Appointees Approved for Civil Servant Positions


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 10:32:24 PM

Author: Scott MacFarlane and Katie Leslie

Though President Donald Trump is expected to leave office in January, not all of his political appointees will follow. That’s due to a longtime, controversial practice called “burrowing” in which political appointees — whose jobs could easily be nixed by an incoming president — transition to more secure civil service positions, many times within the agencies they once helped lead....

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Weak Wi-Fi at Home? An Extender May Do the Trick


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 11:13:34 PM

Author: Susan Hogan and Meredith Royster

To anyone stuck at home with a spotty internet connection or dead zones, Wi-Fi range extenders sound like an easy and affordable solution. Consumer Reports recently tested several and found that they can cure Wi-Fi woes in certain situations. When the tests of Wi-Fi extenders were complete, two stood out. One was the Netgear Nighthawk EX7000 WiFi Extender, which costs...

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Maryland's COVID-19 App May Help Contact-Tracing Challenge This Holiday


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 08:53:50 PM

Author: Philip Van Slooten Of Capital News Service and Associated Press

“Answer the call” and download the COVID Alert app have joined the growing list of pandemic precautions, such as wearing a mask and social distancing, as the Maryland Health Department battles a pandemic surge during this holiday season

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Aaron Gilchrist Heads to NBC News, Jummy Olabanji Tapped as News4 Today Anchor


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 06:13:31 PM

Author:

NBC4 news anchor Aaron Gilchrist announced he will be leaving the station he has called home for nearly 11 years to join NBC News as an anchor for NBC News NOW, the network’s streaming news channel, based in New York. As the anchor of Washington, D.C.’s No. 1 morning news program, Gilchrist and co-anchor Eun Yang have established themselves as...

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Arlington National Cemetery Limits Wreaths Across America Participation Due to Virus


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 05:27:16 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

After Arlington National Cemetery nearly scuttled its annual Wreaths Across America event, organizers have now released a plan to proceed with the annual event — just with fewer people. Instead of allowing crowds of people to place wreaths at thousands of graves on a single day, Arlington National Cemetery will allow certain groups to put up memorials over a week...

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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Nov. 25


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 04:31:56 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

The day before Thanksgiving, new restrictions take effect limiting how many people are legally allowed to gather around the table in parts of the D.C. area. Montgomery County and D.C. have both enacted a 10-person limit on private indoor gatherings. Prince George’s County already had that 10-person limit in place. In Maryland and Virginia, indoor social gatherings aren’t allowed to...

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Driving Top Choice for Thanksgiving Travelers in DC Area: AAA


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 01:04:17 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Thanksgiving travel usually means congested roads, mass delays and long lines at airports, but the pandemic has many Americans staying home. New data from AAA shows that fewer people are traveling this Thanksgiving as health experts advise people to stay home because of the coronavirus pandemic. AAA anticipates at least a 10% drop in holiday travel nationwide. This is the...

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Maryland Courts to Further Restrict Operations


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 01:33:11 PM

Author: Associated Press

The Maryland Judiciary will further restrict courtroom operations and reduce the types of cases that will be heard in court due to the surge in coronavirus cases.

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How Could Virginia's Push to Legalize Marijuana Address Inequity?


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 11:59:19 AM

Author: Brandon Shillingford Of Capital News Service

Could legalizing marijuana in Virginia help address social disparities and inequities?

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Fox News, Family of Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich Settle Suit


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 01:13:30 AM

Author: Associated Press

Fox News has reached a settlement with the parents of Seth Rich, a former Democratic National Committee employee who was killed in 2016.

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Montgomery County Limits Gatherings, Requires Masks Outdoors


Created: Tue, Nov 24 2020 06:10:32 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes and NBC Washington Staff

As coronavirus cases surge at an “alarming rate,” Montgomery County has issued a new order requiring people to wear face masks at all times outdoors and inside public places. Indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people are also prohibited. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles announced the new restrictions that took effect 5 p.m. Tuesday. Neither face shields...

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Actor From Prince George's Helps Bring Book on Being Black in America to HBO


Created: Wed, Nov 25 2020 12:39:07 AM

Author: Tracee Wilkins

A best-selling book and highly praised stage show is now an HBO movie that shines a spotlight on being Black in America, and a local actor played a major role in bringing the story to life. Oprah Winfrey and Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali are part of a star-studded ensemble in the movie treatment of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ must-read book “Between the World...

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Red Line Metro Cars Uncouple in 2nd Such Incident in 2 Months


Created: Tue, Nov 24 2020 07:04:29 PM

Author:

A railcar separated from a Metro train near the Glenmont station Tuesday afternoon.

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Fairfax County Students Failing More Classes During Distance Learning


Created: Tue, Nov 24 2020 08:37:38 PM

Author: Drew Wilder

A new study of Fairfax County students' grades shows a growing divide between two extremes. Students who had high grades before the pandemic are doing even better than expected, while students who were already struggling are now doing worse.

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Homeless Health Care Worker Gets New ‘Home for the Holidays' Through DC Program


Created: Tue, Nov 24 2020 11:45:27 PM

Author: Mark Segraves

A single mom and her teenage daughter got the keys to their very own home Tuesday after spending months in a homeless shelter. Health care worker Quanta Anthony fell on hard times after her parents died. She got the news Monday she qualified for a new home through a voucher program offered by the D.C. government. “Oh my gosh, I’ve...

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Calls for More Transparency With Coronavirus Cases Inside Maryland Casinos


Created: Tue, Nov 24 2020 09:21:50 PM

Author: Scott MacFarlane, Rick Yarborough and Steve Jones

Maryland state records show at least 133 casino employees have tested positive for COVID-19, including dozens since the beginning of October, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. The six casinos, which employ more than 7,000 workers, were shuttered between March and June due to the initial COVID-19 outbreak.  Though casinos have installed new plexiglass partitions, sanitizing stations and...

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How to Save Big at Walmart Without Holiday Deals


Created: Tue, Nov 24 2020 09:25:58 PM

Author: Susan Hogan and Meredith Royster

Retail blogger Kyle James recently revealed a number of tips and tricks to finding lower prices.

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