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Md. teacher wins $1M on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Fri Sep 19, 2014

A Silver Spring teacher has become the third contestant to win more than $1 million on "Wheel of Fortune." Full Story

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Man stabbed to death on Maryland farm

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Anne Arundel County police say a man was fatally stabbed on a farm in Gambrills. Full Story

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Woman killed when crash forces car onto sidewalk

Sat Sep 20, 2014

Baltimore police say a 78-year-old woman was killed when she was hit by a car that was forced into the sidewalk by a collision. Full Story

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Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

Sat Sep 20, 2014

An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders. Full Story

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'Person of interest' sought in Va. student search

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Police want to talk to a man who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared, an official said Thursday. Full Story

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AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe

Sat Sep 20, 2014

The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and former U.S. officials. Full Story

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Police appeal to public in search for Va. student

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student say they searched an apartment of a man they believe was with her the night she went missing but did not have enough information to arrest or detain him. Full Story

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Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

Fri Sep 19, 2014

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past. Full Story

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Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

Sat Sep 20, 2014

Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. Full Story

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700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

Sat Sep 20, 2014

More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday. Full Story

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Did the Ravens know about Rice incident hours after it happened?

Sat Sep 20, 2014

The latest development in the discipline case of running back Ray Rice comes from an "Outside the Lines" report on ESPN that the Baltimore Ravens had full knowledge of the Feb. 15 elevator incident just hours after it occurred. Full Story

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Pabst Brewing to be sold to Russian company

Fri Sep 19, 2014

The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum. Full Story

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Va. seeks volunteers for U.Va. student search

Fri Sep 19, 2014

State emergency management officials are seeking volunteers for what they call a mass search Saturday for a missing University of Virginia student. Full Story

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Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

Sat Sep 20, 2014

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant group. Full Story

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After a week of searching, no cougar found in Alexandria

Fri Sep 19, 2014

After a week of searching, wild life experts in Fairfax County didn't find a Cougar in the area near Riverside Elementary in Alexandria. Full Story

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Former Va. governor, wife seek acquittal

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are asking a judge to toss out their convictions on public corruption charges. Full Story