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Police made tough call with UVa student missing

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come. Full Story

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Police name suspect in Md. swim club shooting

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Police have named a suspect in the case of a father who was shot and killed in a parking lot in Bowie. Full Story

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Teen injured in Six Flags brawl was banned from park

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The 15-year-old currently in a coma recovering from brain surgery after a fight at Six Flags was banned from entering any of the amusement chain's parks. Full Story

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Artist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mall

Thu Oct 02, 2014

A giant portrait of a young man's face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall in the first such public artwork commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery. Full Story

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Police: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. Full Story

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Horror movie may have inspired Six Flags brawl

Wed Oct 01, 2014

There's growing concern that a horror movie is the inspiration for violent teenage fights, including the large late-night brawl at Six Flags America Saturday night. 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

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Boy, 6, seriously hurt after hit by truck

Thu Oct 02, 2014

A 6-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was hit by a delivery truck in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. Full Story

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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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Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach back to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed. Full Story

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Pet of the Week: Ophelia

Tue Sep 30, 2014

What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A pile of puppies. And the Washington Animal Rescue League has a huge pile of puppies right now, including the Pet of the Week, Ophelia. 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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Maryland Zoo euthanizes beloved aging giraffe

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The Maryland Zoo has euthanized a beloved, hand-raised giraffe that had been struggling with age-related medical issues for months. Full Story

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Federal judge denies challenge to life sentence

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A judge has ruled that a life sentence imposed on a Walkersville man for his role in his estranged wife's slaying cannot be challenged in federal court. Full Story

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Why some federal employees might not get paid Thursday

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Got a happy hour planned Thursday night with a federal employee? Bring your wallet. Federal workers due to get paid on Thursday could see delays in the money being credited to their accounts. Full Story