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'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old. Full Story

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IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday. Full Story

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A once-spacious Loudoun County area tries to deal with traffic tie-ups

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Back around 2000, those living in South Riding, Brambleton, Arcola and Stoneridge didn't have to worry about traffic. In 2014, it's a daily part of their lives. Full Story

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Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday. Full Story

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Are all-inclusive vacations worth the money?

Wed Apr 23, 2014

All-inclusive vacations may render images of plentiful buffets, top-shelf drinks and perks galore, but hits to the travel industry may have impacted the definition of "all inclusive." Full Story

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Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. Full Story

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American U. investigates fraternity's offensive emails

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Emails and text messages that included talk about raping women and doing drugs, as well as racist, sexist and homophobic language, have prompted an investigation at American University. Full Story

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Is it getting harder to make ends meet?

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The U.S. middle class has for years been the most affluent in the world. But that's no longer the case. Full Story

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Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network. Full Story

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Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West. Full Story

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Police need information on serial groper in Bailey's Crossroads

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Following several recent attacks at busy shopping centers, the Fairfax County Police Department is asking for the public's help. Full Story

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Tips to get the lawn mower ready for spring

Wed Apr 23, 2014

After the long, snowy winter and the cool, rainy early spring, it's near the time of year to fire up the lawn mower and cut the grass. Full Story

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Police to step up festival traffic enforcement

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- Police are planning a one-day traffic safety enforcement blitz during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Full Story

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Fla. man guilty of killing newlywed wife for money

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- A South Florida man was convicted Tuesday of beating his newlywed wife to death so he could collect a $1 million life insurance policy. Full Story

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Va. toll road could cost $500m, not be built

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- A proposed toll road championed by former Gov. Bob McDonnell might not be built but still cost taxpayers $400 million to $500 million. Full Story

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Redskins' Snyder says team name is 'not an issue'

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname. Full Story