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Small fires force DC hotel guests to relocate

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Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and sleep in ballrooms and other areas of the hotel due to a series of small fires.Marriott spokesman Mark Indre says the fires at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel were primarily in stairwells.
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Epicurience Virginia in Loudon County this weekend

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This weekend, Loudon County is celebrating Virginia with an epic experience. Epicurience Virginia is a weekend full of food and wine all from local farms and vineyards put on but Visit Loudon.
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12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

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Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough.County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials strongly urge parents to have their children vaccinated.Whooping cough, or pertussis, is highly contagious. More>>

National Book Festival opens moves inside Saturday

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The National Book Festival has moved inside and is opening to the public in the Washington Convention Center this weekend after a decade on the National Mall.The free festival runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Iran's president dodges question on held reporter

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has declined to answer a question about a detained Washington Post journalist.In a news conference Saturday, a journalist asked a question that mentioned the detention of journalist Jason Rezaian.
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Electrical poles fall onto Route 1 in Alexandria Video included

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Electrical poles and power lines crashed down onto busy Route 1 in Alexandria causing power outages and lane closures in the area. This caused a traffic nightmare for many drivers during the evening rush before the holiday weekend.
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High 5 Friday Night Game of the Week: W.T. Woodson at Oakton Video included

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FOX 5 is hitting the field as part of our brand new High 5 Friday Game of the Week. Every Friday, we will be at the biggest high school football game of the week and this week's big matchup between W.T. Woodson and Oakton was an instant classic!
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Cheers To The Weekend: Georgia Mint Julep -- Derek Brown of the Columbia Room

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To help us say cheers to the weekend this week is Derek Brown, owner of the Columbia Room on 7th Street in Northwest D.C. He is mixing up for us Georgia Mint Julep for us and here's how you can make it yourself. More>>

Final arguments unfold at McDonnell corruption trial Video included

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The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special favors for the $165,000 in loans and gifts they admit they took from a dietary supplements promoter? If so, they could be convicted of bribery and conspiracy and perhaps face decades in prison.
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Dog shot in face saved by Montgomery County police officers, animal hospital Video included

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Montgomery County police officers and a local animal hospital are being credited with saving a dog shot in Wheaton last week. More>>

Redskins make 8 cuts from roster on Friday

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Tress Way is the winner of the Washington Redskins punting competition, at least for now. Way was the only punter left Friday after the Redskins waived Robert Malone, one of eight cuts as the team whittles its roster to the limit of 53 for the regular season.
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Dry, mild summer weather welcome news for Va. wine growers Video included

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It has been a relatively mild and dry summer and that has been good for us. But what about northern Virginia's wine growers? What are they expecting from this year's harvest? More>>

Sources: Chris Brown expected to accept plea deal Tuesday Video included

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Sources tell FOX 5 that singer Chris Brown is expected to plead guilty to simple assault charges at a rescheduled court hearing in Washington on Tuesday.
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Surveillance video shows person of interest in Northwest DC sex assault cases Video included

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D.C. police are investigating a string of sex assaults in Northwest and have released surveillance video of a man suspected of groping and stabbing a woman in the Mount Pleasant area early last Saturday. The attack is one of three possible related assaults. More>>

Metro Transit Police chief urges vigilance Video included

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Metro Transit Police are urging officers to be vigilant to threats from jihadist terrorism. More>>

Pilot in Virginia F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

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The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. More>>

35 million Americans to travel Labor Day weekend Video included

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AAA estimated about 35 million Americans will take a trip this Labor Day holiday weekend. More>>

Md. elementary school closed after feral cat found inside building Video included

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You've heard of snow days and weather days, but kids at one Maryland elementary school were sent home Friday because of something very different: a feral cat. More>>

Zip Trip: Brookeville Video included

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FOX 5's Holly Morris set off for Brookeville, Maryland for a Labor Day weekend Zip Trip! If you love history - you'll love Brookeville! Brookeville's town commissioner says it's the town that time forgot but history remembers! More>>

Labor Day weekend: Got plans?

Do you have something fun planned for the last holiday weekend of the summer? Holly Morris and her crew do-- hey, sleep is a plan, right?

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Gaithersburg Video included

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Police say a 17-year-old female was injured after being struck by a vehicle in Montgomery County. More>>

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  • Small fires force DC hotel guests to relocate

    Small fires force DC hotel guests to relocate

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:27:52 GMT
    Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and sleep in ballrooms and other areas of the hotel due to a series of small fires.Marriott spokesman Mark Indre says the fires at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel were primarily in stairwells.
    Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and sleep in ballrooms and other areas of the hotel due to a series of small fires.Marriott spokesman Mark Indre says the fires at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel were primarily in stairwells.
  • Epicurience Virginia in Loudon County this weekend

    Epicurience Virginia in Loudon County this weekend

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:20:28 GMT
    This weekend, Loudon County is celebrating Virginia with an epic experience. Epicurience Virginia is a weekend full of food and wine all from local farms and vineyards put on but Visit Loudon.
    This weekend, Loudon County is celebrating Virginia with an epic experience. Epicurience Virginia is a weekend full of food and wine all from local farms and vineyards put on but Visit Loudon.
  • 12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

    12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:52:07 GMT
    Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough.County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials strongly urge parents to have their children vaccinated.Whooping cough, or pertussis, is highly contagious.
    Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough.County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials strongly urge parents to have their children vaccinated.Whooping cough, or pertussis, is highly contagious.
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  • Dog reunited with family after traveling 50 miles

    Dog reunited with family after traveling 50 miles

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:36:34 GMT
    A Saugus dog made it back to his family after traveling 50 miles away from them on foot, or paw.
    A Saugus dog made it back to his family after traveling 50 miles away from them on foot, or paw.
  • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:10:05 GMT
    Bride Krista Costello neé Krista D’Agostino, groom James Costello Photo Credit: Prudente PhotographyBride Krista Costello neé Krista D’Agostino, groom James Costello Photo Credit: Prudente Photography
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.Sixteen months after the attack killed three people and injured more than 260, including Costello, he married D'Agostino, the nurse who helped him recover. 
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.Sixteen months after the attack killed three people and injured more than 260, including Costello, he married D'Agostino, the nurse who helped him recover. 
  • 5-pound Pomeranian is world's fastest on 2 feet

    5-pound Pomeranian is world's fastest on 2 feet

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:20:00 GMT
    Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented. Now he's proven he's speedy too.
    Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented. Now he's proven he's speedy too.
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  • Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

    Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:31:11 GMT
    When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced NBA team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in before long she...
    When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.
  • Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo

    Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:00:10 GMT
    The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.
    The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.
  • Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

    Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:40:19 GMT
    Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for...
    Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the...
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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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