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Allergy and asthma sufferers seek relief at Md.'s first salt cave

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Nutritionists may encourage limited amounts of salt, but some allergy sufferers can't get enough of it at a local salt cave. Full Story

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Knee Defender inventor defends after airline kerfuffle

Thu Aug 28, 2014

A $22 device caused quite the kerfuffle on a United Airlines flight earlier this week and its inventor is defending it. Full Story

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Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

Thu Aug 28, 2014

An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said. Full Story

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Soldier who shot self at base had earned medals

Wed Aug 27, 2014

A soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head earlier this week was a 33-year-old human resources specialist who had earned Army commendation and good conduct medals in the past, the Army said Wednesday. Full Story

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Daughter of diplomat suffered 'significant' head injury

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The daughter of a foreign diplomat suffered a large laceration to the back of her head. Police say her father hit her with a chair but the case is now in the hands of the State Department. Full Story

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Va. man, 18, dies swimming in Ocean City, Md.

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Ocean City officials are reminding visitors about risky surf conditions after an 18-year-old Virginia man apparently drowned in the Atlantic Ocean. Full Story

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Power tools and manicures: A different kind of ladies night

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Women from all over D.C. brought their bikes and shopping lists to a happy hour unlike any other. Instead of sipping on fancy cocktails, they were there to learn how to use table saws and work on their bicycles. Full Story

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Remains found in Maryland identified as Del. man

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Maryland State Police have identified the man whose remains were found in a shallow grave in Dorchester County. Full Story

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The National Zoo welcomes a pair of bison

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Marking its 125th anniversary, the National Zoo is getting back to its roots. It's putting on exhibit, for the first time in a decade, a pair of animals responsible for the zoo's founding -- Bison. Full Story

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Baltimore officer pleads guilty to killing puppy

Wed Aug 27, 2014

A Baltimore police officer charged with beating and choking his girlfriend's puppy and texting her a photo of the dog's body has pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty. Full Story

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Ticketbuster: Woman gets tickets for license plates that don't exist

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Since 2010, a Maryland driver has been getting parking tickets in the mail from D.C. for different cars with a vanity plate, none of which belong to her. Full Story

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Report: Diplomat beat daughter with chair leg

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The teen sustained a head wound in the beating, but police say no arrest was made. It's a case of diplomatic immunity. Full Story

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Are parents too overprotective?

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Some parents in Augusta, Georgia, are concerned that elementary school kids are being required to walk too far to get to class. Full Story

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Actor Kevin Spacey has a stint in D.C. and it's not with 'House of Cards'

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey will be in the nation's capital soon, but not to film his Netflix series, "House of Cards." He'll show off his vocal talents at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington for a one-night-only concert Sept. 29. Full Story

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State investigates Fairfax voter fraud allegations

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Election officials say more than a dozen people in Fairfax County voted in both Virginia and Maryland in 2012. Full Story

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Is a Beltways Series in store?

Wed Aug 27, 2014

As October looms, see the biggest obstacles in the way of the Nationals and Orioles meeting in the 2014 World Series. Full Story