New Years Day

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First Baby of 2015? It’s a Secret in Many Places

Bye, bye Baby New Year. The crowning of the year’s first baby is being kept secret in many communities as hospitals say safety concerns trump tradition.


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‘First Babies’ Born After Midnight Celebrated Throughout the Area

“First babies” who arrived shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day are being celebrated throughout our area today.


Couples kiss after midnight in Times Square during the New Years Eve celebration on January 1, 2013 in New York City. An estimated one million revelers from around the world endured long hours of cold weather to have a front seat to this year's star studded celebration. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

New Year’s Traditions From Around The World

There are almost 200 countries on Earth and more than 7 billion people, so it should come as no surprise that there are many different customs in place to ring in the New Year.


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Metrorail Extends Hours for New Year’s Eve

Metro will keep trains running two hours later than normal for New Year’s Eve.


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Tips on How to Pace Your Drinking at New Year’s Eve Party

As you break out the bottle of champagne and raise your glasses to ring in the new year, keep these tips in mind if you’d rather not start 2015 with a hangover.


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A History Of The Holidays From Thanksgiving To New Years’

How many people actually know the history behind one of the most joyous seasons?


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2 Charged with Murder in New Year’s Day Slaying

Prince George’s County Police have charged two women with first-degree murder in the shooting of a man in New Carrollton.


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Twins Born Minutes Apart, But in Different Years

MedStar Washington Hospital Center says a woman gave birth to twins near midnight on New Year’s, with one born in 2013 and the other born in 2014.


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Arlington County Board Gets Early Start on 2014

The Arlington County Board is wasting no time in getting to work in 2014.


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New Year’s Fire Swallows Clinton Home

Investigators are looking into what caused a vacant home in Prince George’s County to go up in flames Tuesday evening.