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Court docs: Forced entry, stolen phones in D.C. homicides

In search warrants unsealed Wednesday, investigators say they hope that cellphones stolen from the scene of a burned-out D.C. home where a family and their housekeeper were killed last month will lead them to other suspects.

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Bus carrying tourists collides with truck, killing 3

A charter bus taking Italian tourists to Niagara Falls collided with a tractor-trailer Wednesday on an eastern Pennsylvania highway.

China escalates effort to recover missing from capsized ship

Chinese authorities deployed scores more divers and a large crane as they intensified efforts Wednesday to recover more than 410 people believed to be trapped inside an overturned river cruise ship.

Transitioning genders can lead to steep costs

Caitlyn Jenner had the means to pay for gender reassignment, but many others may not have the tens of thousands of dollars needed for the medical procedures.

Why you should care about the Stanley Cup Finals

With the Caps eliminated and no classic rivalry at stake, WTOP’s experts give you reasons to get excited about this year’s Stanley Cup Finals.

‘Entourage’ latest TV-to-movie adaptation

Where does ‘Entourage’ rank among the best TV-to-movie adaptations?

D.C. schools report card: academic achievement 'disturbingly low'

A study of the District’s public and charter schools shows some improvement in student performance, but also finds that achievement is low and that wide disparities among student groups and wards.

Bill would let agencies fire feds who 'knowingly violated' rules

Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he will introduce legislation to let agencies dismiss federal employees more quickly if they undeniably break laws or agency policies.

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