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This interactive section lists the most popular stories on WTOP.com. Popularity is determined by a combination of elements including how many times a story is viewed, Facebook "Likes" and user comments. You can also sort by section using the NewsQ Filter in the right column. Note: Stories won't necessarily be in chronological order and there may be older stories in the list.

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Feral cat closes Anne Arundel County school

Fri Aug 29, 2014

An elementary school in Anne Arundel County closed early Friday because animal control couldn't catch a feral cat in the building. 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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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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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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Employees, clients of talent firm still unsatisfied

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The ads for the talent marketing firm InterFACE say "It's your time to shine!" But former clients and staffers say it's time for the business to pay up. Full Story

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Ticketbuster: Md. and Va. residents get tickets in D.C. during overnight hours

Thu Aug 28, 2014

If you park overnight in D.C., you can get a ticket if you don't have a D.C. license plate. It's an issue for Maryland and Virginia residents frequently brought to WTOP Ticketbuster's attention. Full Story

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Residents speak out on firing range

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Maryland residents are speaking out against a proposed gun range at Sugarloaf Mountain about 10 miles south of Frederick. Full Story

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Inmate in Md. charged with hiring man to kill 2

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Howard County police say an inmate at the detention center tried to hire someone to kill his girlfriend's former boyfriend and the former boyfriend's mother. Full Story

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Md. won't detain immigrants unless probable cause

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Gov. Martin O'Malley has directed a state-run jail in Baltimore to only comply with federal requests to hold immigrants beyond their release date if there is probable cause that a crime has been committed. Full Story

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Rip current threat lingers even as Cristobal dissipates

Fri Aug 29, 2014

While Hurricane Cristobal has now been downgraded to a powerful extratropical cyclone, the chance for rip currents remains along the Eastern Shore. Full Story

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West Nile Virus detected in Maryland resident

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year. Full Story

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Shellfish harvesting closed in waterways

Thu Aug 28, 2014

State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected. Full Story

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Vigil planned for Ohio plane crash victims

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The flight club that rented the plane that crashed after takeoff this week plans a candlelight vigil for the four college students who died. Full Story

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Va. man, 18, dies swimming in Ocean City, Md.

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Ocean City officials are reminding visitors about risky surf conditions after an 18-year-old Virginia man apparently drowned in the Atlantic Ocean. Full Story

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Roommates charged with killing man found in bags

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Two Laurel men have been arrested on murder charges for the slaying of their roommate, whose remains were found in two bags Sunday, police say. Full Story

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Missing 80-year-old woman found safe

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Prince George's County police say a missing 80-year-old woman has been found safe. Full Story