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Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. Full Story

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Police investigate Gaithersburg homicide

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Montgomery County police department is investigating the death of a Gaithersburg woman as a homicide, and the woman's husband is in police custody as a suspect. Full Story

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Silver Line Playbook: What commuters need to know

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Learn more about amenities at each Silver Line station, which bus routes will serve the stations and how the new Metro service will affect commuters. Full Story

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Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

Mon Jul 28, 2014

A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights. Full Story

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Mon Jul 28, 2014

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Full Story

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University of Delaware tripling up roommates

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The University of Delaware is going to house more students with three in a room in residence halls, due to a large class size. Full Story

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Officer among 6 hurt in crash with police cruiser

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Police say a Ford Expedition crossed the center line on Waterloo Road late Saturday night and sideswiped a marked police cruiser. Full Story

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Severe storms on Sunday's horizon

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Sunshine is the enemy today. It only increases the chance of severe weather. Full Story

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Redskins fan turns autographs into tattoos

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Charlie White of Quinton, Virginia, is asking players to sign his arm with a Sharpie. He then heads to a tattoo parlor and has the signatures made permanent. Full Story

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Tom Lohr's adventure: A hot dog at every MLB park

Mon Jul 28, 2014

One man traveled more than 18,000 miles to visit all 30 Major League Baseball parks and rank each venue, as well as the hot dogs. Full Story

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Combat your 'case of the Mondays'

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Call it a "case of the Mondays," but anxiety and depression about the start of the workweek start Sunday night for many people. Full Story

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Police arrest alleged police impersonator in Md.

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Prince George's County police say they've arrested a man who impersonated a police officer and attempted to kidnap a 12-year-old girl. Full Story

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Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

Mon Jul 28, 2014

A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. Full Story

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Baltimore mayor wants to sell garages for revenue

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce a proposal to sell four city-owned parking garages to generate cash for urgent priorities and infrastructure. Full Story