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Police: Montgomery County couple locked autistic twins in basement

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Police in Maryland say a couple kept their 22-year-old twin sons with autism locked in a basement room with no furniture and only a tiny window for light for six years. Full Story

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Fairfax police seek suspects in ATM skimmer cases (Photos)

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Police are looking to the public to catch ATM scammers who recently hit four ATMs in Fairfax County. Similar cases have been reported in Loudoun and Stafford counties. Full Story

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Prince George's Co. Council OKs casino plan

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Prince George's County officials voted 8-1 to approve the building plan for a $925 million casino near the nation's capital. Full Story

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Police probe other attacks after transients killed

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday. Full Story

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Missing New Hampshire teen home after 9 months

Mon Jul 21, 2014

A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday. Full Story

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Ten things to know for Tuesday

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday. Full Story

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Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

Tue Jul 22, 2014

A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls. Full Story

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China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

Tue Jul 22, 2014

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets. Full Story

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Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He was 86. Full Story

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Man arrested a week after conviction for groping

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Howard County Police say a man awaiting sentencing after being convicted of groping women in parking lots in Columbia was arrested on similar charges. Full Story

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Washington area home prices won't be back to peak until 2021

Mon Jul 21, 2014

While home values in many areas in Washington are now close to where they were before the housing market downturn seven years ago, it won't be until late-2021 until prices across the region fully recover, according to real estate firm Zillow Inc. Full Story

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Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. Full Story

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Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users. Full Story

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Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders. Full Story

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Md. hiker hospitalized after snake bite

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Frederick County authorities say a hiker is under medical observation after he was bitten by a snake at Cunningham Falls State Park near Thurmont. Full Story

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Woman sentenced to 20 years for abusing infant son

Mon Jul 21, 2014

A Frederick woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for abuse that caused the death of her infant son. Full Story

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Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

Mon Jul 21, 2014

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers. Full Story