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The Evolution of Jayson Werth's Beard

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Jayson Werth is known for his beard. WTOP takes a look at the Nationals right-fielder through the years to see how his facial hair has changed. Full Story

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AC/DC's Malcolm Young has dementia

Wed Oct 01, 2014

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young has dementia, and that's why he left the band in April. Full Story

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Forensics at center of missing U.Va. student case

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Morgan Harrington's parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for their daughter's killing in 2009, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women. Full Story

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Teen beaten at Six Flags undergoes skull surgery

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A 15-year-old boy critically injured at Six Flags America during the first night of its Halloween event, Fright Fest, has undergone surgery on his skull and is in a coma. 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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Va. man accused of beheading mom to be evaluated

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A judge has ordered a new psychiatric evaluation for a Vinton man accused of beheading his mother. Full Story

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Windows 10 tries blending new with familiar

Wed Oct 01, 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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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Full Story

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10 Virginia schools win US recognition

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Ten Virginia schools are being honored by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Full Story

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Michael Gardner charged with molestation of family member

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The former chair of the Falls Church Democratic Committee is under arrest, charged with sexually assaulting a child. 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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Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

Wed Oct 01, 2014

ngine Cessna 180 "Spirit of Columbus" 23,000 miles in 29-plus days before landing in Ohio's capital city on April 17, 1964. On her trip, she made stops in places such as the Azores, Casablanca, Cairo and Calcutta. Full Story

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Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations

Wed Oct 01, 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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Forensic link at center of missing student case

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday. Full Story

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FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves. Full Story

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Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

Wed Oct 01, 2014

As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked. Full Story

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Mom: Jailed Marine in Mexico suffering greatly

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan. Full Story