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Rescued dogs from Miss. head north for adoption

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Humane Society of the United States is bringing dozens of rescued dogs from Mississippi to its headquarters near Washington for care and adoption. Full Story

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Police: Drunk, naked motorcyclist hits 2 cars

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Arlington County police say a drunk, naked man crashed into two cars while riding a motorcycle before fleeing into some woods. Full Story

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Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation. Full Story

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US officials: Video shows American's beheading

Wed Aug 20, 2014

A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist. Full Story

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Emerald ash borer detected in 4 more Va. counties

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Agriculture officials say the emerald ash borer has been detected in four more counties in Virginia. Full Story

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Teenager struck by lightning at football practice

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Authorities say a teenage boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning during football practice at a New Mexico middle school. Full Story

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Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

Wed Aug 20, 2014

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. Full Story

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Jackie Chan expresses shame over son's drug arrest

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he's ashamed and saddened. Full Story

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His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job. Full Story

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AP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

Wed Aug 20, 2014

At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats -- 175 of them at last count. Full Story

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Startup delivers fresh, healthy $6 lunch to D.C. in 20 minutes

Wed Aug 20, 2014

It's hard to find a hot, nutritious lunch in D.C. for under $10, let alone one that's made from scratch and delivered free of charge in 20 minutes or less, but local startup MunchQuick is making it easier. Full Story

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Gravel caused problems for Beltway drivers

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Gravel caused problems Wednesday morning for drivers on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway between U.S. 50 and Md. 202. Full Story

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Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

Wed Aug 20, 2014

President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Full Story

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Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday. Full Story

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From Taney to D.C., baseball takes root

Wed Aug 20, 2014

While the Taney Dragons make national headlines at the Little League World Series, the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy takes aim at a long-term grassroots baseball program here in D.C. Full Story

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Md. man charged in former girlfriend's slaying

Wed Aug 20, 2014

A Greenbelt man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of his former girlfriend in Landover. Full Story

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Historic ship docks in D.C. for visitors to tour

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The sleek and majestic 100-foot Pride of Baltimore slipped under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and is now docked at the Washington Navy Yard, welcoming visitors, free of charge, over the next six days. Full Story

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4 teen boys charged with setting fire at school

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Prince George's County fire officials say four teenage boys have been charged with setting fire to a classroom trailer at an elementary school in Laurel. Full Story