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Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

Thu Jul 24, 2014

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will. Full Story

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Police: 3 Va. kids home alone when burglars enter

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Police in Norfolk are investigating why three children were home alone when two men broke into the residence, sent the children into a back room and stole items before fleeing. Full Story

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Man asked to leave Southwest flight over tweet (Video)

Thu Jul 24, 2014

A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement. Full Story

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Biggest party colleges in each state are ranked

Thu Jul 24, 2014

If you're looking for a good time, changes are there are parties at the homes of the Duke Dogs and Terrapins. Full Story

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Judge halts Md. highway work in Rockville

Thu Jul 24, 2014

A Montgomery County judge is ordering the State Highway Administration to halt work on a sound barrier along Interstate 270 in Rockville. Full Story

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House Republican suggests giving DC back to Md.

Thu Jul 24, 2014

A House Republican who chairs a subcommittee overseeing the District of Columbia is suggesting giving most of the District back to Maryland and "possibly" getting rid of the local government. Full Story

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Meg Ryan sightings in Va. as star directs film

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Meg Ryan sightings are increasing around central Virginia as the actress prepares to make her debut as a director. Full Story

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Alexandria man charged with assaulting woman inside pharmacy

Thu Jul 24, 2014

An Alexandria man is in jail on charges that he tried to remove a woman's underwear while inside a CVS/Pharmacy Wednesday. Full Story

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Rockville girl dies after pool rescue

Thu Jul 24, 2014

A Rockville girl has died after she was rescued from a local swimming pool Tuesday and now Montgomery County police are investigating the 8-year-old's death. Full Story

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New incentives to catch a 'Frankenfish' in Maryland

Thu Jul 24, 2014

There's a new incentive to go out and catch a nasty-looking fish nicknamed the "Frankenfish" in Maryland. Full Story

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Virginia cities, D.C. top list of happiest metro areas

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Virginians may be grinning ear-to-ear after two cities in the commonwealth topped a list of the nation's happiest metropolitan areas. Full Story

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Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. Full Story

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Many military dogs are being left overseas (Photos)

Thu Jul 24, 2014

War weary veterans look forward to being reunited with their loved ones, whether they stand on two legs or walk on four. Full Story

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Woman: Backyard near turnpike is not a rest stop

Thu Jul 24, 2014

A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols. Full Story

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Trailer out for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Thu Jul 24, 2014

If the books left you hot and bothered, now you can get a glimpse of what the movie will be like. Full Story

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2 dead as possible tornado hits Va.

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Virginia emergency management officials say numerous injuries are being reported following a possible tornado at a campground at Virginia's Eastern Shore. Full Story

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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Thu Jul 24, 2014

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Full Story