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Immigrant influx has wide-ranging effects

Margodilia and her daughter, Claudia, said goodbye eight years ago. Mother moved to Virginia. Daughter stayed in Guatemala. The two would not see each other again until the summer of 2014, when the teenager arrived in the United States. Full Story

ISIS claims beheading of U.S. journalist

Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff. Full Story

Danger signs can point to falling trees

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath calls falling trees and tree limbs "one of the biggest dangers of being outdoors." He offers advice. Full Story

Health

Double mastectomy: No survival boost

Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival for most women, according to a new study of 20,000 women previously treated for breast cancer. Full Story

Consumer

5 retirement myths that can derail saving

Many retirement rules of thumb are just plain wrong, including the one that says you will need 80 percent of your current income. Full Story

Federal News Radio

TSP funds rebound in August

All Thrift Savings Plan domestic funds recorded gains in August. In the most dramatic comeback, the S Fund ended August 4.98 percent higher. Full Story

It's no longer safe to recline your seat

Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats. Full Story

Preview: Top 10 best value schools

U.S. News & World Report won't be out with its Best Colleges rankings for a week. But here's a preview. One Virginia school makes the top 10 as a best value in liberal arts. Full Story

Food

What to eat to curb your cravings

What you eat earlier in the day can help you manage those late-night cravings that derail your diet. Find out what to fill up on. Full Story

Living

Pumpkin: What you might not know

For some, Labor Day's end means it's time to sip on a Pumpkin Spice Latte or open a pumpkin beer. Fun facts about pumpkin. (Photos) Full Story

Sports

Minor leaguers go big or go home

Labor Day marks the beginning of the pennant race in the Major Leagues, but end of the season for most minor league players. Full Story


We Want Bacon!

And Bacon wants a family. This puppy would love a home.


Photos Revealed

People has exclusive photos of Angelina Jolie's wedding dress.


Caffeinated College

A local school is among the top in U.S. with the caffeine jitters.


Celebrity Wedding

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy have tied the knot.

Stock Markets

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What Is This?

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A 9-foot statue of a boxing legend takes shape in Philadelphia.


That's Some Gator!

An alligator caught in Alabama sets a world record. HOW big was it?!


Fly Like Batman

Six Flags introduces an interactive, twirling Batman roller coaster.

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