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12 Md. kids showing signs of whooping cough

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Several Montgomery County School kids have come down with pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and county officials are worried the illness could spread to other students. Full Story

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Veterinarian adopts dog he saved from gunshot wound

Thu Aug 28, 2014

A 9-month-old boxer mix shot by her owner has a bright future after the doctor who operated on her adopted her. Full Story

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Maryland suspends 2 players for season

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Maryland wide receiver Levern Jacobs and free safety A.J. Hendy have been suspended for the season for violating the school's student code of conduct. Full Story

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DC transit police chief urges vigilance

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Metro Transit Police are urging officers to be vigilant to threats from jihadist terrorism. Full Story

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Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet

Fri Aug 29, 2014

It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as "not Russia." Full Story

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No more recess for a Prince George's County charter school

Fri Aug 29, 2014

No more recess. Prince Georges County School Board has approved a charter school's controversial request it shorten the school day, by eliminating recess for the middle-school aged kids. Full Story

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USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. Full Story

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Woman, 4 children found safe on Backbone Mountain

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Garrett County Sheriff's Office says a woman and her four children were found safe after getting lost on Backbone Mountain. Full Story

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Playboy model jailed in Australia for drug role

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia. Full Story

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Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products. Full Story

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4 dogs die in Springfield fire

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Four dogs died Thursday in a townhouse fire in the Springfield area of Fairfax County, Virginia. Full Story

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Kid finds mom's pregnancy 'exasperating' (Video)

Fri Aug 29, 2014

"What were you thinking?" That's what an articulate little boy asked his mother when she revealed her pregnancy. Full Story

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Redskins make 8 cuts, find a Way at punter

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Tress Way is the winner of the Washington Redskins punting competition, at least for now. Full Story

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Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents. Full Story

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Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. Full Story