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Man with gunshot wound fires gun at Reston Hospital Center

A 53-year-old Loudoun County man who had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the upper body tried to get into a hospital building, but found the doors locked. Police say he fired a shot, breaking the glass, then fired another shot when hospital personnel tried to help him.

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2 college faculty fired in freshman-retention scandal

A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has led to firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary’s University after the Catholic school’s president reportedly likened such students to baby rabbits that should be killed.

'D.C.' Madam' ex-lawyer says he has client names

The ex-lawyer of the ‘D.C. Madam’ says her telephone records, which could affect the presidential election, provide much more identifying information about customers than was previously reported.

Leaders debate plan for free concealed handgun permits

A plan to offer concealed handgun permits for free in Prince William County, Virginia, has been turned down by county supervisors.

Email: Bacteria fears swayed Flint corrosion decision

Worries over bacteria led to the fateful decision not to apply anti-corrosive chemicals when Flint, Michigan, began drawing water from the Flint River, an email written by the city’s former public works director says.

Meteorites, Twitter hype and more

Greg Redfern looks at news stories about the alleged death of a man due to a meteorite, the end of the world, and worldwide preparations for Asteroid Day this summer.

Winter is peak season for carbon monoxide poisoning

The combination of cold temperatures, increased heater usage and blocked vents from piles of snow can be lethal.

White House goes all in on cyber in 2017 budget request

President Barack Obama asked Congress for $19 billion for federal cybersecurity efforts. Some of the money would go toward creating a $3.1 billion IT modernization fund and to provide more education to feds.

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