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Ex-Boy Scout describes mental scars left by abuse at trial

A California man suing the Boy Scouts of America over sexual abuse suffered at the hands of a Scout leader was so scarred by the abuse that he dropped out of baseball, stopped seeing his friends and threw up once out of fear of his abuser.

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Police in Kosovo fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse thousands of stone-throwing anti-government protesters.

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GW tries to smooth out edges entering gauntlet of schedule

George Washington is out to a hot start, but the team needs to step up its game in order to survive the toughest stretch of the season, beginning Tuesday at VCU.

Obama says US must catch up to ensure drones are safe

President Obama says drones have “incredibly useful functions," but that like with cyberspace, U.S. policies to deal with them are still a work in progress.

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WTOP's Jason Fraley chats with key figures behind the scenes of "American Sniper" and "Unbroken."

Public's satisfaction with federal gov't declines

Americans' satisfaction services from the federal government continue to decline. The public, by and large, is also more satisfied with the services it receives in the private sector.

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