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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 3-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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Student who vanished in 1982 matched to U.S. bones

Bones found in the San Francisco Bay Area are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared more than 30 years ago, authorities said Monday.

Stunning rise in US visits to Cuba since January

The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a meteoric increase in visits by Americans to the island.

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.

New rules clamp down on unlicensed day care providers

After nine children died in unregulated Virginia day care providers last year, new rules will limit the number of children and require new background checks.

News flash: Lack of money leads to poverty

Put something into the Thrift Savings Plan every pay period, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, in response to readers' comments about the low proportion of employees contributing to TSP.

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