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After overnight search, police find body of missing swimmer

After an overnight search for a 16-year-old Alexandria boy who went missing in the Potomac River, Fairfax County police say his body has been located.

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EPA workers had no way to get word out after toxic spill

New documents show details on the 3 million-gallon spill on Aug. 5 that fouled downstream rivers in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.

Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck

The shocking find came as Austria hosted a summit in Vienna on Europe’s refugee crisis for Western Balkan nations, which have been overwhelmed this year by the tens of thousands of migrants trying to get into Europe.

Take a culinary trip to Cuba with a well-known chef

A James Beard Award-winning chef is leading Washingtonians on a food-focused trip to Havana. Here’s what travelers can expect to see. (Photos)

Billy Bob Thornton brings band to The Birchmere

Billy Bob Thornton and bandmate J.D. Andrew join WTOP to preview the show.

Clippard back at home in NL East

Washington’s division rival acquired him in a deadline trade from the Oakland A’s in late July, and he’s glad to be back in the National League East.

Review: New phones, tablets keep Samsung at Android helm

Here’s a closer look at the new Galaxy devices that are coming out weeks before comparable updates from Apple are expected.

Senators question federal payroll providers’ efforts to protect feds’ identities

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) want to know whether the four federal payroll providers are doing enough to protect employees from identity theft.

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