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Local boy was in winter coma, now throws out the first spring pitch

The family of a 6-year-old McLean boy who was in a serious sledding accident in January says the tremendous outpouring of support -- especially from his heroes, the Washington Capitals -- has turned tragedy into a miracle. He attended his first outing on Saturday.

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    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Frederick County’s sheriff has identified a deputy who fatally shot a man while responding to a domestic situation. The Winchester Star (http://bit.ly/1D2puOg ) says Sheriff Robert T. Williamson released Deputy Brian…

  • Local leader to run Boston Marathon

    WASHINGTON — Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker says that he is running another type of race – the Boston Marathon on Monday. It will be his first time running a marathon.  Baker says he…

  • Number, size of Virginia farms decline in 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal statistics show the number and size of Virginia farms declined in 2014. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Statistics Service estimates there were 45,900 farms in Virginia in 2014. That’s…

  • Flood Watch Issued for Arlington

    Arlington County and much of the surrounding region is under a Flood Watch tonight through Monday morning. Forecasters say rain will start falling this evening and continue throughout the night, raising the possibility of flooding in…

  • Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He takes…

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Man who went on killing spree denied parole

A convicted California serial killer who went on a nine-day rampage that claimed the lives of four people has been denied parole and cannot reapply for seven years.

Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125.

Local doctor uses 3-D printer to make prosthetics for kids

Dr. Albert Chi, a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a volunteer with Enabling the Future, creates inexpensive, colorful prosthetics for kids.

Stop judging baseball after 10 games

Really, the season just started. Maybe you should lighten up a little. We are 10 games in, give or take a game for some teams. That is equivalent to roughly one game in an NFL season.

Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock Hall

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is welcoming its newest class, featuring a Beatle, three punks from California and a guitar god from Texas.

Md. boy donates wheelchair to replace stolen chair

An 11-year-old Upper Marlboro boy who uses a wheelchair has stepped up to help another boy, whose own wheelchair was stolen this week.

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