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Hiker photographed bear before it killed him

Wed Nov 26, 2014

A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death. Full Story

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Column: Will Robert Griffin III play another game in Washington?

Wed Nov 26, 2014

It's hard to believe that we are having this conversation after what we witnessed just two short years ago, but Robert Griffin III's days in Washington are all but done. Full Story

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Police seek missing Montgomery County girl

Thu Nov 27, 2014

The police are asking for the public's help in finding a Germantown girl who has been missing since Monday. Full Story

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Best times to leave and avoid the snow

Wed Nov 26, 2014

The onset of Wednesday's snow is trending earlier in the day than previously forecast. ABC7 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts tracks the storm and has tips on when travelers should hit the road to avoid the worst of the snow. Full Story

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Memorial services announced for Marion Barry

Thu Nov 27, 2014

Beginning next Thursday, former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry will lie in repose at the Wilson Building, launching a three-day celebration of the leader's life and legacy. Full Story

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Kale yeah! Farmers work to keep up with demand

Tue Nov 25, 2014

With the farmers markets back in season, local farmers ramp up their kale supply to keep up with the demand. Full Story

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Santa, Sledgehammers Kick Off Pentagon City Mall Renovation Preview

Tue Nov 25, 2014

Officials from Simon Property Group on Thursday previewed the big changes coming to the company's Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall. Full Story

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

Tue Nov 25, 2014

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater. Full Story

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Christie tells what goes into his mashed potatoes

Wed Nov 26, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has long boasted about his mashed potatoes, which he'll be whipping up Thursday for his family's Thanksgiving feast. Full Story

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Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

Tue Nov 25, 2014

Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing. Full Story

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Snow could put wrench in holiday travel plans

Tue Nov 25, 2014

Wednesday will be a cold and wet day. The busiest travel day of the year will start as rain and switch to snow. ABC7 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts has your complete forecast and tips on when to leave to beat the snow. Full Story

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Md. man pleads guilty to impersonating a firefighter

Wed Nov 26, 2014

When he showed up to an April 14 fire in Rockville, a police officer who'd followed Kraft to the scene became suspicious; no one answering the call to the Taft Street fire knew anyone named Kevin Kraft. Full Story

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U.Va. looks at alcohol as factor in sex assaults

Tue Nov 25, 2014

A University of Virginia board on Tuesday honed in on alcohol as a contributing factor in sexual assaults on campus, with one member calling for more aggressively enforcing the law banning underage drinking. Full Story

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New speed, stop sign cameras in D.C.

Tue Nov 25, 2014

There will be a few more eyes on D.C. drivers with the installation of new speed and traffic cameras. Full Story

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Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him

Thu Nov 27, 2014

The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said. Full Story