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Pentagon: Live anthrax samples mistakenly shipped to Md., Va.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, including Maryland and Virginia.

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Man arrested for massive L.A. blaze

A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive inferno in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Wednesday.

FIFA’s commercial partners urged to make their voices heard

FIFA’s sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer’s global governing body to clean up its act following Wednesday’s arrest of seven officials.

The summer’s hottest travel trends

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Maryland takes aim at College World Series

Maryland baseball -- and their ace, Mike Shawaryn -- enter the NCAA tournament with eyes on Omaha.

Shatner treks to DC for wrath of Awesome Con

William Shatner headlines Awesome Con this weekend at the Washington Convention Center.

BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites

Death-defying BASE jumpers just want to be free and they tend to be hostile to any attempt at containing their passion. (Photos)

Mail or no mail, USPS facilities remain open for now

The Postal Service has put off a key part of its plan to cut costs, even as it continues to lose billions.

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