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Pentagon: Live anthrax samples mistakenly shipped to Md., Va.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, including Maryland and Virginia.

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Theater shooter's notebook released

Colorado theater gunman James Holmes’ notebook includes his scrawled plans to attack a movie theater and provide the most comprehensive look yet into what he described as his “broken” mind.

Ex-FIFA vice president Warner arrested, granted $2.5M bail

Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner was expected to spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities.

6 ways to reduce food waste at home

In the U.S., 31 percent of food goes to waste every year. But there are small changes you can make in your kitchen to reverse this trend.

Redskins open first official practice

Washington held the first day of organized team activities Tuesday with some notable names missing from Redskins Park.

Shatner treks to DC for wrath of Awesome Con

William Shatner headlines Awesome Con this weekend at the Washington Convention Center.

BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites

Death-defying BASE jumpers just want to be free and they tend to be hostile to any attempt at containing their passion. (Photos)

Mail or no mail, USPS facilities remain open for now

The Postal Service has put off a key part of its plan to cut costs, even as it continues to lose billions.

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