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Woman with $10,692 toll lanes charge goes to court

Thu Oct 30, 2014

A Fairfax County woman who was charged more than $10,000 for 11 unpaid trips on the 495 Express Lanes went to court on Wednesday and won a partial victory over the company that operates the toll lanes. Full Story

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'House of Cards' actress Norment dies

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey's hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," has died. She was 61 years old. Full Story

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5 candy corn facts you may not know

Thu Oct 30, 2014

In more flavors than ever, candy corn is abundant on store shelves in the weeks leading up to Halloween. But how well do you know the tri-colored confection? Full Story

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Lab tech: Dead doctor's blood had 'lethal' poison

Wed Oct 29, 2014

A neurologist who died after suddenly falling ill had a "very, very high" level of cyanide in her blood, a lab technician testified Wednesday at the criminal homicide trial for her husband, a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher. Full Story

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Study: Mislabeled shrimp at restaurants, grocers

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Ever thought that big, pink Gulf coast shrimp you ordered at the restaurant or bought from the store didn't taste juicy or salty enough? Full Story

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Orson Welles' last film may finally be released

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Orson Welles's last film may finally be nearing release after decades as one of cinema's most storied unfinished creations. Full Story

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Ray Rice's wife, critics respond to offensive Halloween costume

Wed Oct 29, 2014

Most would never consider dressing up for Halloween as a victim of domestic violence but an emerging costume trend this holiday is drawing national attention for its bad taste. Full Story

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Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13

Thu Oct 30, 2014

A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they're having a boy or girl, they said they'd be shocked if their streak is broken. Full Story

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Md. man faces gets 20 years in girls' kidnapping

Thu Oct 30, 2014

A Prince George's County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the kidnapping of two 6-year-old girls in separate incidents. Full Story

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Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station. Full Story

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Woman admits to posing as physician's assistant

Wed Oct 29, 2014

An Annapolis woman has admitted to posing as a licensed physician's assistant and diagnosing and treating children. Full Story

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Elaborate FBI repairman ruse shown in videos

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked into a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling bust. Full Story

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Woman who vowed to end life says 'it doesn't seem like the right time' (Video)

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Brittany Maynard, whose terminal brain cancer prompted her to say she planned to end her life Saturday, has released a new video saying "I still have enough joy," and "it doesn't seem like the right time now." Full Story

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A stage full of performers show Arlington's Got Talent

Thu Oct 30, 2014

A stage became a friendly battleground Wednesday night at Leadership Arlington's third annual "Arlington's Got Talent" competition. Full Story

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When spirits talk: Receiving messages from beyond

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Inside an old shop in Frederick, Maryland, a medium delivers messages from the dead. WTOP's Rachel Nania shares her experience in a "spirit circle." Full Story

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Animal shelters buck black cat superstitions, encourage adoptions

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Finding homes for black cats over the years was always tough for animal shelters, and October was the toughest month of all. Full Story

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Va. judge: Cellphone pass codes protected

Thu Oct 30, 2014

A judge has ruled that a criminal defendant cannot be forced give authorities the pass code to his cellphone. Full Story