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Top 10 brunch spots in DC

(USA Today/10Best) -- There is something quite indulgent about a leisurely Sunday brunch -- especially if bottomless mimosas are one the menu. 

In Washington, DC, there are many restaurants where you can dine on your breakfast favorites late into Sunday afternoon, and sometimes on Saturday, too.

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Popular and pricey, brunch at The Lafayette is the best of the brunch, er, bunch. So, is the award-winning brunch menu at Seasons, one of the restaurants inside the Four Seasons hotel in Georgetown. And the Tabard Inn's brunch is so popular reservations are booked two to three weeks in advance.

The best bargain brunch can be found at Masa 14 and Ambar Restaurant. These bottomless brunches cost $35 per person.

The Shutdown in a word

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Are you frustrated? Embarrassed? Or just feel like saying "Really?" 

What's the one word you'd use to describe your feelings about the shutdown? 

We asked dozens of people on Capitol Hill and in Dupont Circle, and heard some words we can't type here. Some we can: "un-American," "embarrassing," "asinine," "frustrating," "upsetting," "unfortunate," "confusing" and "crippling" to name a few. 

For so many days and in so many ways, the frustration is palpable, even if you're not a federal worker, says Mary Bliss of NW DC says, "Your local sub sandwich place is shut down, your local bars are shut down because there's no federal employees to come in to eat."

A WUSA9 Intern Reflects on Malala Yousafazi's Talks

WASHINGTON- (WUSA9) Last week I was blessed with two opportunities to see Malala Yousafazi and her father speak on their education campaign on the International Day of the Girl (October 11, 2013.) The first time was at the World Bank where Malala had a sit down conversation and q & a with the president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim. The second time was later that night hosted by Politics and Prose, at Sidwell Friends School the school President Obama's daughters attend.




The historic hotel will host a Wine Dinner with one of Virginia’s premier vineyards

The Hay-Adams, one of the world’s leading luxury hotels, is pleased to announce that on Thursday, October 24, 2013 it will host a Five-Course Wine Dinner in partnership with Barboursville Vineyard. The Hay-Adams Chef Jaime Montes de Oca, Jr. will pair signature Lafayette Restaurant dishes with Barboursville’s featured wines presented by Barboursville Winemaker Luca Paschina.

Truck protest still on for Friday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Thousands of truckers are still promising to ring the Beltway Friday in a kind of general strike against the government.

It's hard to know how many will actually show up. Virginia State Police say they are monitoring the situation. But that as long as the truckers obey the law, they won't intervene.
The truckers say they'll gather at the Doswell Truck Stop Friday morning at seven and then head north.

One guy told US News they had blockade the Beltway, even head up Constitution Avenue and try and handcuff some members of Congress -- although he now says that was just a ploy to gain attention from the mainstream media.

On YouTube, organizers are promising massive disruption starting Friday and running through the weekend. "We got a load of crap riding around America that ain't worth hauling and it's time we shut it down," says an unidentified protestor.

Truckers plan 3-day slowdown on D.C. Beltway

Brace yourselves, Washington, D.C., drivers. Angry truckers are coming to town Friday as part of a three-day protest to "shut down America" and "restore our Constitutional Republic."

NFL may force teams to do 'Hard Knocks' on HBO

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NFL is trying to spread ''Hard Knocks'' around.

At their fall meetings Tuesday, owners approved a measure that allows the league to choose which team will be the focus of the documentary-style show if no club volunteers.

Certain teams would be exempt from being forced to participate in the filming:

- those with new coaches;

- those that reached the playoffs in one of the previous two seasons;

- those that appeared on ''Hard Knocks'' within the preceding 10 years.

So far, only seven of the 32 NFL teams have been on the series, which airs on HBO: Dallas Cowboys (twice), Cincinnati Bengals (twice), New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Kansas City Chiefs.


AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org