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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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An inside look at Georgetown's new piano bar

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A new bar in Georgetown is attracting everyone from college students to retirees. What's keeping everyone coming back? The keys are the key. 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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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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Man killed outside Bowie swim club

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A man was killed on Tuesday evening after he was shot outside a popular swim club in Bowie. Full Story

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Breaking down the Nationals NLDS roster

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The Nationals open the postseason Friday in Washington, but which 25 players will make the Division Series roster? Full Story

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2 bank robberies, 1 attempt in Va.; 1 suspect

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Police in the Fredericksburg area say they believe the same man robbed or attempted to rob three banks in less than an hour. Full Story

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Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House. Full Story

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Man charged with stealing motors, scrap metal

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Westminster police say a Hampstead man has been charged with stealing motors and scrap from a farm. Full Story

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Tougher domestic violence law takes effect in Maryland

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A law that stiffens penalties for certain acts of domestic violence has officially taken effect across Maryland starting Wednesday. Full Story

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Charging documents: Phelps' breath test was .14

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Police documents indicate that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a breathalyzer test after he was stopped on a speeding violation. Full Story

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Purple Line officials discuss effects of failed building deal

Tue Sep 30, 2014

The Bethesda Purple Line station design once described as cramped and a potential eyesore suddenly isn't all that bad, according to state transit officials. Full Story

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Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

Wed Oct 01, 2014

President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports. Full Story

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The rise of the mom-and-pop shop

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Goodbye big, national brands. There's a new mainstream retail market that's popping up in D.C. and across the nation. Why and how small business is succeeding. Full Story