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Md. man digs into dad's letters from French girls

Fri Nov 28, 2014

It has been almost 65 years since Clara Bisker reread a Christmas card she received in December 1948. It had been tucked away in her desk since it was sent to her and her husband, Gordon, by two French girls. Full Story

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2 NY children rescued from snowbank

Fri Nov 28, 2014

Two boys who had gone out to build a snow fort were inadvertently trapped for several hours in a Newburgh, New York, snow bank when a plow operator clearing a parking lot pushed snow over them, not realizing they were there, officials said. Full Story

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Base: Soldier surrenders after barricading self

Fri Nov 28, 2014

A soldier who had barricaded himself in a home at the Fort Eustis military base has reportedly surrendered overnight to authorities. Full Story

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Ferguson protests move to retail stores

Fri Nov 28, 2014

Demonstrators are looking to grab the attention of post-Thanksgiving shoppers today, to voice their anger over a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in suburban St. Louis. Full Story

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Fight breaks out inside Annapolis mall on Black Friday

Fri Nov 28, 2014

A fight broke out in a local mall on one of the busiest shopping days of year, frightening customers who ran for cover. Full Story

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Black Friday 2014

Fri Nov 28, 2014

Black Friday shoppers hit the stores for deals around the country and D.C. area. Full Story

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Oregon police dog fired for poor performance

Fri Nov 28, 2014

A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes. Full Story

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Family mourns Md. man killed in trench collapse

Fri Nov 28, 2014

The family of a Maryland man who died after being partially buried in a collapsed trench says their loved one was a happy, caring person who was full of life. Full Story

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Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated

Fri Nov 28, 2014

An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again. Full Story

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DC man arrested in woman's kidnapping, rape

Fri Nov 28, 2014

A District of Columbia man has been arrested in the kidnapping, robbery and rape of a woman in the early-morning hours of Thanksgiving. Full Story

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Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin

Fri Nov 28, 2014

Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a lowly hospital attendant. Full Story

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California Burger King employee finds $100,000

Fri Nov 28, 2014

An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth, but so far no one has come forward to claim it. Full Story

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Work zone speed cameras on Route 29

Fri Nov 28, 2014

Beginning Monday, a new work zone speed camera will be located on U.S. Route 29 in Columbia along a four-mile stretch between MD 32 and MD 175. Full Story

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Brawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity

Fri Nov 28, 2014

If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer -- stout -- these guys have just the thing for you. Full Story

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Metro is santa's new sleigh for Tysons shoppers, skaters

Fri Nov 28, 2014

Friday wasn't just the official opening of the holiday shopping season, it was also the first time shoppers could take the Silver Line to Tysons Corner Center on a Black Friday. Full Story