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Body of teen who disappeared in Potomac River located

After an overnight search for a 16-year-old Alexandria boy who went missing in the Potomac River, Fairfax County police say his body has been located.

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Buzz Aldrin joins university, forming ‘master plan’ for Mars

The second man to walk on the moon took part in a signing ceremony. The Buzz Aldrin Space Institute is set to open this fall.

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

The government comptrollers’ office also issued a statement saying Perez Molina, whose administration has been shaken by corruption scandals, should resign to avoid greater social unrest.

Take a culinary trip to Cuba with a well-known chef

A James Beard Award-winning chef is leading Washingtonians on a food-focused trip to Havana. Here’s what travelers can expect to see. (Photos)

Billy Bob Thornton brings band to The Birchmere

Billy Bob Thornton and bandmate J.D. Andrew join WTOP to preview the show.

Clippard back at home in NL East

Washington’s division rival acquired him in a deadline trade from the Oakland A’s in late July, and he’s glad to be back in the National League East.

HBO writer: What New Orleans needs to revitalize music scene

HBO "Treme" writer Jordan Hirsch tells WTOP that a housing crisis is taking a toll on the second line parades in New Orleans.

DHS oversight still a challenge for Congress

Homeland Security officials said the department needs congressional help to increase teamwork among components as disparate as the Secret Service and FEMA.

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