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Past articles by Omar:

'Flintstone house' is causing some 'yabba dabba' ruckus in California

The backyard includes T-Rex and Triceratops statues. → Read More

Gym manager makes a surprise purchase for man with down syndrome

CJ forgot his shoes, so Daniel Cote bought him some at the mall so he could get a comfortable workout in. → Read More

YouTube's 'Go Go Brothers' is teaching kids that their disabilities don't define them

"We want kids to know that they are OK, and we’re OK." → Read More

Photo captures 2 boys candidly saluting the American flag

The photo was taken as the U.S. flag was being raised to full staff by a fire department. → Read More

Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the Challenger shuttle disaster

The shuttle burst into flames just over a minute after takeoff. → Read More

Ellen DeGeneres dances her way to 61st birthday

As she explained last year when she turned 60, she celebrates her birthday like it's a full season. → Read More

This slippery squirrel proves to be a handful as police try to get it out of their offices

Eventually, the rascally rodent made it outside unharmed. → Read More

Kindergarten teacher does a Santa Claus impression and delivers gifts to almost 350 kids

"The smiles and whatever they do for those couple minutes when they play ... is worth it." → Read More

This just-discovered, 500-year-old skeleton is still rocking his leather boots

They say fashion never dies and, apparently, the rumors are true. → Read More

Preschoolers were served Pine-Sol instead of apple juice

After only a few sips, children were forced to stop drinking, and they showed no ill effects after checkups. → Read More

Criminals are breaking into cars and stealing air bags

Across the country, especially in major cities, criminals are breaking into cars and stealing air bags. → Read More

This DC water plant is using human waste to make fertilizer

Going to the bathroom is a daily human function. A person goes into the room, handle's his or her business and flushes. However, that's not where this process ends. In fact, a lot of details occur after that flush. Every city has a similar process, but in Washington, DC, water goes the extra mile with the feces. → Read More

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled a new mascot and Twitter is scared

The Philadelphia Flyers just announced a new acquisition, but he won’t be scoring any goals for them this season, or any season for that matter. In fact, he’ll never enter a… → Read More

Nike releases full commercial featuring Colin Kaepernick

Nike released a new two-minute commercial narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The former NFL star posted the ad to his Twitter page. → Read More

This bakery is helping vets one baked good at a time

WASHINGTON (Circa) -- It's no secret that some of America's military veterans need help after returning from active duty. Many suffer from PTSD while others have difficulties readjusting to life… → Read More

This Ice Cream shop has more than 100 of the weirdest flavors you'll ever hear

Little Baby’s Ice Cream in Philadelphia offers unconventional ice cream flavors → Read More

A popular DC bar is catching heat for an 'Interracial event'

The District used to be known as 'Chocolate City' because of it's booming Black population. → Read More

The Golden Girls are getting their own plastic copies

Here’s a good way to thank the people in your life for being a friend. → Read More

Sean Spicer's book tour brings him back to DC

The former Trump staffer will be looking to improve sales of his new book. → Read More

Off the mat: Turning a life sentence into a second chance through yoga

"... it was growth, it was misery, it was physical, sensory deprivation," said Kempis Songster. → Read More