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2 emergency landings in 1 day at Virginia airport

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Two jets made emergency landings about an hour apart at Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport. Full Story

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Released from Cuba, Alan Gross says freedom is not free

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Alan Gross emerged Wednesday from five years of captivity in Cuba praising the Cuban people and offering a lesson he said he learned: Freedom is not free. Full Story

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Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Johns Hopkins University mistakenly sent nearly 300 applicants welcome messages when they were actually rejected or deferred, and now the school has issued an apology. Full Story

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Obama: As a black man he's been mistaken for valet

Wed Dec 17, 2014

He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could face stereotypes. Full Story

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Report: Pilot in crash lacked aerobatic training

Tue Dec 16, 2014

Federal investigators say the pilot in last year's fatal plane crash in Ocean City may not have been adequately trained in the aerobatic moves he was performing. Full Story

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DC Council gives final OK to soccer stadium deal

Wed Dec 17, 2014

The D.C. Council has given final approval to using public funds to help build a stadium for Major League Soccer's D.C. United. Full Story

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Navy transfers artifacts from DC to Richmond, Va.

Wed Dec 17, 2014

The Navy has finished transferring artifacts from a facility at the Washington Navy Yard to one in Richmond. Full Story

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Charges filed in 3 Virginia Beach sex assault cold cases

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Virginia Beach police have charged suspects in three separate sexual assaults that occurred in the late 1980s. Full Story

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Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to regulate day care centers

Wed Dec 17, 2014

The governor's staff told reporters in a press briefing in Richmond late Tuesday that McAuliffe will seek the new regulations during the 2015 legislative session. Full Story

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Police identify suspect in Metro station carjacking

Wed Dec 17, 2014

The Metro Transit Police have identified a suspect in the carjacking of a woman and her child at the New Carrollton Metro station last week. Full Story

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Signup deadline coming for Maryland health exchange

Wed Dec 17, 2014

A big deadline is coming up for people who get their health insurance from the Maryland state exchange. Full Story

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D.C. Council approved D.C. United stadium

Wed Dec 17, 2014

The D.C. Council approved the District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Act of 2014 on Wednesday. Full Story

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DC's United Medical Center to partner with Howard

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Howard University Hospital plans to form a new partnership with the financially struggling United Medical Center, the District of Columbia's only full-service hospital east of the Anacostia River. Full Story

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Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

Wed Dec 17, 2014

A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them a home makeover. Full Story

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Chevy Chase couple airs nuclear doc on PBS

Wed Dec 17, 2014

WTOP's Jason Fraley chats with Michael Pack, who worked with wife Gina to create the documentary "Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power." Full Story

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Salem police officer pleads guilty to bribery

Wed Dec 17, 2014

A Salem police officer who was assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force has pleaded guilty to bribery. Full Story

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Virginia coach Boyle to miss game versus Longwood

Tue Dec 16, 2014

Virginia will be without women's coach Joanne Boyle for its game against Longwood on Tuesday night. Full Story