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Doyle's Deals: Diamond earrings, personal training, massage

(WUSA9) -- We combed through the day's Daily Deals emails and retailer websites to find you some deep discounts.

Ladies, you bought for everyone else over the holidays so here's a gift to buy yourself: a 1/2 carat diamond huggie hoop earrings. You can get these for $43. They are set in 10-carat white gold. They were originally listed on Netaya for $540. Brads Deals tells you how to get them for almost $500 off.

Do you have a resolution to get in better shape?  Gilt City can help. It has a deal with Roam Fitness in Glover Park.  There are a number of packages available, such as 3 classes for $45, to 15 personal training sessions for $399. You are saving up to 72 percent off with this deal.

How about a massage? you can get a 60-minute Therapeutic Massage from Foundation Fitness. At $48, you save 56 percent fof the original price. Amazon Local has the deal.

Bicyclist struck in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police and fire personnel responded to the scene of an accident involving a bicyclist on Wednesday morning.

The bicyclist was struck in the 2800 block of M St. NW. Police say the call came in at 5:54 a.m.

Police officials did not have any information about the driver or the condition of the bicyclist at last check.

Mummified rat cited in Georgetown cafe closure

Washington, DC (WUSA9) -- WUSA9 tracked down the man behind three Maryland and DC restaurants with health violations so risky, inspectors have closed all three, at least once, and over the past few weeks, in Georgetown and Tenleytown, two were suspended a second time.

Updated: To see a photo gallery with hundreds of Washington area restaurant closures since 2012 click here

Inspectors temporarily closed Prince Cafe, 4627 41st Street, NW DC and Prince Cafe, 1042 Wisconsin Avenue, NW DC. in December and November closures  Both had been closed before for health violations and has the College Park location.

Modest Street Fashion Comes to The District

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- When you see a woman wearing a scarf on her head, chances are she is a Muslim woman, and that "scarf thingy," well...that is called a 'hijab.'

Millions of Muslim women around the world wear it in accordance with the religion of Islam. I'd answer "why," they wear it, but that reason is different for everyone who puts the hijab on.

Nevertheless, the style of the women who wear hijab is different all over the planet. That is where photographer Langston Hues comes in...

This photographer, from Detroit, Michigan, deferred admission to medical school and has taken this year to travel the world and capture the different styles of Muslim women for his upcoming book "Modest Street Fashion."

The book focuses on different fashion bloggers who consider themselves "hijabistas" or "turbanistas." The photographs in the book are taken on streets of cities all around the world.

Nats throw holiday party for hospitalized kids

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- While winter weather raged outside, the Washington Nationals brought holiday cheer to children at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital on Tuesday.

The kids took a break from treatment to spend the morning with Nats players at a Winter Wonderland party. Outfielder Denard Span, pitcher Ross Detwiler and their mascot Screech visited chidlren with cancer and other illnesses at the hospital.

Together, the athletes and kids built a giant gingerbread baseball stadium. They also decorated ornaments and took pictures that they'll use to make snow globes. 

When they weren't busy with crafts, the children teamed up to have fun with Screech, pulling the chair out from under the giant mascot as he tried to sit at the small plastic table. 

Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Julia Walter of Boffi and Brian Fell of Maxalto designed an Italian-themed tree that includes a Tuscany Villa getaway and gift certificates from local Italian restaurants and beauty salon.

Spectacular holiday trees and décor are now on display in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in anticipation of the 8th Annual Georgetown Jingle held this Sunday, December 15th. The event benefits pediatric programs at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Ga. man accused of dumping waste into Potomac River

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A Georgia man was indicted on conspiracy, Clean Water Act, false claims and related charges for allegedly dumping waste into the Potomac River from 2009 to 2011.

According to Department of Justice officials, 47-year-old Patrick Brightwell of Bogart, Ga. is accused of orchestrating the dumping at Hains Point during the time his company was hired by the National Park Service to clean out the storm water sewer system on the National Mall.

Brightwell was arrested on Thursday. The indictment charges Brightwell with conspiracy, conspiracy, a Clean Water Act violation, false claims, and obstructing the investigation by tampering with witnesses and making false statements.