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Just a few miles from where River Road ends in Poolesville, Md., a second life beings for animals that have been discarded, abandoned and left to die.
Transitioning from Christopher to Kristin Beck wasn't a choice for the former Navy SEAL, it was an imperative.
About an hour outside of D.C., dozens of Bengals sniff, stretch and strut through the Jungletrax Cattery, where 38-year-old Anthony Hutcherson breeds designer felines for curious and committed cat lovers.
Forget the fancy hats, elegant horses and Jack Russell Terriers that will be on display this weekend at the 88th Virginia Gold Cup. Parimutuel betting, in which people put their money into a collective pool, is the real star of this year's festivities, the organizers say.
No one ever told Anne Slabinski or Marcia Reed they couldn't be firefighters. In fact, neither ever imagined herself battling blazes or saving lives. Yet after more than 15 years, collectively, the two women feel they have found their callings.
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The waiting room at Capital City Care looks like a typical doctor's office -- hardwood floors, clean open space and a friendly receptionist behind the front desk. But before patients can pass into the back room, they must first scan their index finger to prove they are allowed to be there.
When the doors close, some Metro commuters hold their breaths.
Despite improvements, thousands remain on the streets in Northern Virginia. WTOP takes an in-depth look into how some counties are addressing the issue.
A 196-page report by Human Rights Watch accuses police of mishandling or failing to investigate almost 200 sexual assault cases between October 2008 and September 2011.
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