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Father of toddler found dead in swing, speaks out about mother

Details are slowly emerging in the heartbreaking story of a three-year-old found dead in a swing, pushed by his mother for hours. His father now says he was worried about his son's welfare.

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12 missing after flooding sweeps away vacation home

Teams are set to resume looking for the 12 people who authorities say are missing after a rain-swollen river in Texas carried their home off its foundation.

Iran begins closed-door trial of Washington Post reporter

The closed trial of a reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months has begun in a court used to hear security cases.

Parenting: The importance of a spontaneous summer

With schedules bursting with school work, after school activities and summer camps, few kids leave time for spontaneous play. But a local woman is out to change that.

Is this the year of the turtle?

Maryland athletics has enjoyed success on and off the field since its move to the Big Ten, and is poised for even greater things to come.

Virginia teen runs off and joins the circus

Fifteen-year-old Sam Landa of Alexandria will perform nearly 70 shows with Circus Smirkus.

Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer’s is brewing

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News flash: Lack of money leads to poverty

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