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RAIL ALERT: Amtrak rail service suspended between DC and Philadelphia Video included

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Downed wires have suspended Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia, and are affecting riders of Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains. More>>

The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Man dining from garbage cans eats his way across America Video included

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Rob Greenfield despises shoes. He despises money. Most of all he despises waste. So in order to point out the colossal disposal of perfectly good food in America Greenfield is peddling solo across the country and dining solely from Dumpsters.
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Police transitioning search for missing kids to homicide case against Clarksburg mom Video included

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Montgomery County police said Monday they are building a homicide case against a Clarksburg mother whose two children are still missing. Catherine Hoggle was found very late Friday night, but there's still no sign of her two children, and investigators are asking residents in Clarksburg and Darnestown to search their properties for the kids.
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Va. president: `deep concern' for missing student Video included

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University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says the university community is deeply concerned about a student who has been missing since early Saturday.
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Friends and family remember DC man killed in hit-and-run on Georgia Avenue Video included

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Family and friends of a D.C. man killed in a hit-and-run are pleading for the driver that caused it all to turn himself or herself in. More>>

Police: 3 people stabbed in Arlington Video included

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Police say three people have been stabbed in Arlington and a man has been taken into custody. More>>

Child abuse or discipline: Is it okay to hit your children? Video included

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Adrian Peterson is one of the top running backs in the NFL. But last week, he was accused of beating his child with a wooden switch. The incident involving Peterson is sparking a big debate: Is it okay to hit your kids?
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One year later: Family of Navy Yard shooting victim still coping with devastating loss Video included

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Tuesday will mark one year since the deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Twelve civilian workers were killed by a military contractor at Building 197 on September 16. One of the victims killed in the shooting was Kathy Gaarde. She was a loving wife and a devoted mother, and like 11 other people that day, she simply went to work at the Navy Yard. More>>

DC leaders testify on Capitol Hill for statehood bill Video included

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Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill. More>>

US Park Police reveal new details in Navy Yard shooting Video included

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When Aaron Alexis went on his rampage inside Building 197 last September 16th, U.S. Park Police played a vital role in bringing the gunfire to a stop -- saving a woman's life and providing crucial intelligence from the air. A year later, four officers are telling their stories and the incredible way in which they obtained the first description of the gunman.
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MRI shows no fractures in RGIII's ankle; Redskins optimistic he'll return this season Video included

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The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career. More>>

Ex-Georgetown University student pleads guilty to possessing ricin

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A former Georgetown University student has pleaded guilty to having the toxin ricin in his dorm room. More>>

Apple: Record 4 million orders of new iPhones on 1st day

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Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday. More>>

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training Video included

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Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. More>>

U.Va. president: 'Deep concern' for missing 18-year-old student Video included

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University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says the university community is deeply concerned about a student who has been missing since early Saturday. More>>

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  • World stocks sag ahead of Fed meeting

    World stocks sag ahead of Fed meeting

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:51:20 GMT
    World stock markets sank Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.
    Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday.
  • Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

    Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:51:38 GMT
    Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
    A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,...
  • White House backs use of body cameras by police

    White House backs use of body cameras by police

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:01:20 GMT
    The White House says requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to the mistrust between police and their communities that fueled unrest last month in Ferguson, Missouri.
    Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of...
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  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Man dining from garbage cans eats his way across America

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Man dining from garbage cans eats his way across America

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:30:50 GMT
    Rob Greenfield despises shoes. He despises money. Most of all he despises waste. So in order to point out the colossal disposal of perfectly good food in America Greenfield is peddling solo across the country and dining solely from Dumpsters.
    Rob Greenfield despises shoes. He despises money. Most of all he despises waste. So in order to point out the colossal disposal of perfectly good food in America Greenfield is peddling solo across the country and dining solely from Dumpsters.
  • Ferguson to Detroit: The other side of the badge

    Ferguson to Detroit: The other side of the badge

    Friday, September 5 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-09-05 11:50:22 GMT
    LeDuff: There are conflicting accounts about what happened between the cop and the teen.   There is no videotape and so we may never know what really happened. But after getting an unprovoked beating with a traffic cone in Ferguson myself, I wondered what it must be like to be on the other side of the shield.
    LeDuff: There are conflicting accounts about what happened between the cop and the teen. There is no videotape and so we may never know what really happened. But after getting an unprovoked beating with a traffic cone in Ferguson myself, I wondered what it must be like to be on the other side of the shield.
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  • Lane marking mess on I-66 eastbound near Centreville, Va.

    Lane marking mess on I-66 eastbound near Centreville, Va.

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:20:44 GMT
    It was commuter confusion out on Interstate 66 Monday morning. Drivers heading eastbound towards Washington D.C. wound up seeing their traffic lanes suddenly turn into a mess. Lane stripes somehow pulled away from the road surface and created a mess of tangled tape and lanes that didn't make sense.
    It was commuter confusion out on Interstate 66 Monday morning. Drivers heading eastbound towards Washington D.C. wound up seeing their traffic lanes suddenly turn into a mess. Lane stripes somehow pulled away from the road surface and created a mess of tangled tape and lanes that didn't make sense.
  • Md. woman has over 1,000 items in her extensive watermelon collection

    Md. woman has over 1,000 items in her extensive watermelon collection

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-08-14 00:26:55 GMT
    Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. But the Maryland woman you are about to meet collects a little slice of summer.
    Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. But the Maryland woman you are about to meet collects a little slice of summer.
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