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More funding, higher taxes needed for schools

A group of Montgomery County leaders marked the first day of the new school year Monday by highlighting record-high enrollment and calling for more funding for Maryland’s largest school system.

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Police officer shot after responding to wrong home

An Atlanta police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said.

UN: Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria 'destroyed'

The images were taken a day after a massive explosion was set off near the 2,000-year-old temple in the city occupied by Islamic State militants.

Study: midlife obesity may be factor in early Alzheimer's

One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people’s weight may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, but when.

Hip Hop pioneers hit downtown D.C.

This Sunday night, Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh hit the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown D.C. for the fourth annual All White Party — everyone in attendance must wear white.

Father of slain TV reporter singles out Va. politicians

Andy Parker, the father of Alison Parker, says two politicians are responsible for weak gun laws that allowed for the shooting of Parker and her cameraman.

Baltimore tackles violence in different ways

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