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Police resume search for missing Virginia student

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Police adjusted their search area Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years. Full Story

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Police: Man fed up with barking kills neighbor dog

Tue Sep 16, 2014

A Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn't the one barking, authorities said. Full Story

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Montgomery County teenager missing since Friday

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Montgomery County police detectives are asking for the public's help to find an 18-year-old woman missing since Friday. Full Story

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All Alexandria schools dismissed as usual, except Maury Elementary

Tue Sep 16, 2014

All Alexandria public schools were dismissed as usual, except for one elementary school, after being locked in all afternoon Tuesday. Full Story

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College majors matter for future paychecks

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Economists have long-known there's a link between educational level and earnings. Generally, higher levels of education produce greater earnings. Full Story

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Beltway clinchers: Nationals, Orioles win divisions on same night

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Thanks to strong seasons and weak divisional competition, the Nationals and Orioles became the first teams in baseball to clinch their division titles. Full Story

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Road to recovery from Navy Yard shooting starts with a pet

Tue Sep 16, 2014

One year after the Navy Yard shooting rampage—ending in 12 dead and four injured—those most closely touched by the massacre reflect on the victims and their own journeys through the darkest days. For one family, the difficult times finally took a turn in the form of a rescued dog that had been through some traumatic experiences of its own. Full Story

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Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

Wed Sep 17, 2014

A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill. Full Story

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Montgomery investigators head to Va. to search property as part of cold case

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Montgomery County police have traveled to Bedford County, Virginia, to search a property in connection with the disappearance of the Lyon sisters, who disappeared in 1975. Full Story

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Nats beat Braves to clinch another NL East title

Wed Sep 17, 2014

The Washington Nationals bounced up and down in unison near second base, not bothered at all by a smattering of boos from the crowd at Turner Field. Full Story

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Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

Wed Sep 17, 2014

It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. Full Story

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Goldfish undergoes life-saving surgery

Mon Sep 15, 2014

An Australian couple that couldn't bear to let their beloved goldfish die shelled out $200 for a 45-minute surgery. Full Story

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Survey: District drivers among the 'rudest'

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Drivers in D.C. are not necessarily known for their patience, but the results of one survey show drivers in the District are second-rudest in the country. Full Story

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Va. man dies in paragliding accident

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Virginia State Police say a man has died in a paragliding accident south of Chesapeake. Full Story

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Pot bellied pig plays piano to raise awareness in N.W.

Wed Sep 17, 2014

In an effort to raise awareness about a heavy issue, a pot bellied pig made a stop at an area law school this week. Full Story

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Georgetown student dies after battling meningitis

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Georgetown University says one its students has died after battling a case of diagnosed meningitis. Full Story

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Passenger shaming a hit online

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Just when airline passengers thought reclined seats were their biggest concern, a new social media trend is pointing out worse passenger habits. Full Story

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Fitting Fairfax into Washington's Olympic plans

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Fairfax County may be a viable location for many Olympic venues, training centers and athlete and press housing. Full Story

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Experts: Mystery fireball was Russian satellite

Wed Sep 17, 2014

People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as three "rocks" with glowing red and orange streaks. Full Story