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Police made tough call with UVa student missing

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come. Full Story

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Police catch suspect in Md. swim club shooting

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Police have caught the suspect who allegedly shot and killed a man in a parking lot in Bowie. Full Story

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Teen injured in Six Flags brawl was banned from park

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The 15-year-old currently in a coma recovering from brain surgery after a fight at Six Flags was banned from entering any of the amusement chain's parks. Full Story

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Artist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mall

Thu Oct 02, 2014

A giant portrait of a young man's face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall in the first such public artwork commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery. Full Story

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Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday. Full Story

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Horror movie may have inspired Six Flags brawl

Wed Oct 01, 2014

There's growing concern that a horror movie is the inspiration for violent teenage fights, including the large late-night brawl at Six Flags America Saturday night. Full Story

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Police: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. Full Story

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Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Grand Canyon officials have reduced waste by banning disposable plastic water bottles and installing water stations for visitors. Full Story

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Police: Man killed boss' wife, took his own life in Potomac

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Montgomery County police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two people in Potomac, Maryland, as a murder-suicide stemming from a workplace dispute. Full Story

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Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday. Full Story

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Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith. Full Story

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Windows 10 tries blending new with familiar

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices. Full Story

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Man impersonating police attacks woman in Maryland

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Police are warning the public after a man impersonating an officer pulled a woman over in Maryland's Eastern Shore, and then beat and robbed her. Full Story

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AU class teaches the lessons of 'Hunger Games'

Thu Oct 02, 2014

American University is offering a new class this semester about the popular book and movie trilogy "The Hunger Games." Full Story