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Proposal would ban sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores

Mon Oct 20, 2014

No one wants to buy from puppy mills, but the possibility that they're sending dogs to pet stores has inspired a proposal that could ban the sale of puppies -- and kittens -- in pet stores. Full Story

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Va. man talks of buzzard sighting near remains

Tue Oct 21, 2014

The Albemarle County landscaper whose tip may have helped lead authorities to the discovery of human remains in Albermarle County, Virginia. Full Story

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Tornado confirmed in Virginia

Tue Oct 21, 2014

The National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia, confirms that a weak tornado touched down in Alexandria last Wednesday. The small spin-up caused minimal damage near Belle Haven Country Club as it moved northeast toward the Capital Beltway. Full Story

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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Tue Oct 21, 2014

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. Full Story

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For Veterans Day show, Metro to close one line, expand others

Tue Oct 21, 2014

To accommodate a crowd projected to reach the hundreds of thousands, Metro has shuffled its schedule and planned for a one-day closure of Blue Line service. Full Story

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Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there -- why would anyone sign up now for cable? Full Story

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Maui surfer fends off shark with fist, board

Mon Oct 20, 2014

A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a weekend shark attack in waters off Maui. Full Story

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. Full Story

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NBC's Snyderman faces credibility issues

Tue Oct 21, 2014

The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. Full Story

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Lonely Planet names D.C. its No. 1 destination for 2015

Mon Oct 20, 2014

Washington is Lonely Planet's number one destination to visit for 2015, a first-time distinction for the city. Full Story

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Ted Leonsis ... Sexual Caramel? Wizards owner sets the record straight

Mon Oct 20, 2014

You read that right: Revolution Growth co-founder and Washington Wizards/Capitals owner Ted Leonsis reveals that, if the Wizards make the playoffs, not only will he get a mohawk haircut, he'll adopt the nickname "Sexual Caramel." Full Story

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The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

Tue Oct 21, 2014

There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Full Story

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Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. Full Story

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Facebook unfriends federal drug agency

Mon Oct 20, 2014

Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations. Full Story

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Md. woman arrested on DUI following couple's chase

Mon Oct 20, 2014

A Maryland woman was arrested after police say a couple chased her following a car crash, and her blood-alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit. Full Story

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County Tacks on $5 Fee to Tickets for Web Summons System

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Traffic tickets and criminal fines in Arlington County will now cost $5 more to fund the implementation of an electronic summons system. Full Story

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British royal couples' 2nd child due in April

Tue Oct 21, 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April -- the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth. Full Story