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Vikings star RB Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case Video included

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Montgomery County for reckless or negligent injury to a child. More>>

Ravens fans, men and women, wear Ray Rice jerseys at Thursday night game Video included

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Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white No. 27. A Ray Rice jersey.
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Back to School: When kids ask the REALLY tough questions

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My children hit me with a different kind of "Back to School" anxiety this year. More>>

Homework assignment asks DC students to draw comparison between former President Bush, Hitler Video included

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It is not part of the D.C. Public Schools curriculum. A spokesperson says a homework assignment given out to sixth graders in the District asking students to compare former President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler was a mistake and should not have been assigned. More>>

Arlington yoga studio tweets in hot water over offensive 9/11 sale tweet

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An Arlington, Virginia yoga studio is feeling the heat after tweeting a 9/11 discount that left many on social media stunned. Bikram Arlington tweeted a "Patriot Day sale" and referenced 9/11, and later went on to blame it on "yoga brain." More>>

Autistic man robbed of birthday money in park

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Stamford police say a 27-year-old autistic man was tricked and robbed of $100 he had received for his birthday by a man who pretended to befriend him at a local park. More>>

Pick-up truck backs into Manatee Co. school bus

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A Manatee County school bus was involved in a minor crash on its way to Williams Elementary school Thursday morning. More>>

Name controversy being served up in Front Royal at Naughty Girls Donut Shop Video included

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There is a new doughnut shop just off Interstate 66 in Virginia that just opened in June. It is already getting a lot of buzz, but some think it is a little too "naughty." More>>

Apple announces iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch: What you need to know Video included

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Apple has officially announced the latest in iPhones, Apple Watch and the newest operating system.
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White House Photo: Kid face-plants into Oval Office couch

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What would YOU do if you got the chance to pay a visit to the Oval Office? While one little boy's parents were visiting with President Obama, he was just being a kid... face-first into the couch. And there's a photo to prove it.  More>>

A real-life 'Iron Man': 3-year-old boy fitted with 3D-printed prosthetic hand Video included

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A 3-year-old Maui boy with a birth defect is one step closer to being a real-life “Iron Man” thanks to a 3D-printed prosthetic. More>>

TMZ's Harvey Levin: NFL knew newly-released Ray Rice elevator video existed Video included

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It has been the talk on social media across the country. Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice allegedly caught on camera punching his then-fiancée in the head in an Atlantic City casino elevator and knocking her unconscious. The NFL claims that video was not made available to anyone at the league office. However, TMZ Executive Producer Harvey Levin joined us on FOX 5 News to discuss the video and whether the league knew about it.
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Deputies: Woman bit victim, calls it 'zombie game'

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Authorities in Oregon say a woman has been arrested after breaking in to a house, pushing a woman down the stairs, pulling her hair, biting her on the face and telling her victim she was playing "the zombie game." More>>

Strong reactions to Ray Rice video, release from Ravens Video included

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Even NFL players who rarely criticize each other publicly made their feelings clear Monday on Ray Rice through social media and in interviews. Reaction was swift and powerful to the release of a video showing the Baltimore running back striking his then-fiancee, and the Ravens subsequently releasing him.
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VIDEO released shows Ray Rice punching then-fiancée inside casino elevator Video included

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Video released early Monday shows the vicious punch Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice delivered inside an elevator to his then-fiancée, earning him a two-game suspension that prompted critics to accuse the NFL of taking a weak stance on domestic violence. More>>

Victims of impersonator using fallen Army Ranger's photo 'disgusted' Video included

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After Fox 9 News shared the story of a gold-star Minnesota mom who discovered her late son's photo was being used on dating sites by an online imposter, the story went viral -- but DavidMerced35 doesn't seem ready to stop. More>>

Retired Marine volunteers as crossing guard at Pa. elementary school

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A retired Marine in Pennsylvania is helping keep kids safe as they start another school year. Lewis Alston, 63, volunteers as a crossing guard at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, and he's not hard to spot. He wears his full uniform while getting kids across the street. More>>

Dog reunited with family after traveling 50 miles Video included

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A Saugus dog made it back to his family after traveling 50 miles away from them on foot, or paw. More>>

Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

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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.  More>>

Social media abuzz over Obama's tan suit Video included

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Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion choice were less than fashionable.
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When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby Video included

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They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

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4-year-old who swallowed battery has throat rebuilt using his rib

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Cell batteries power everything from watches to pacemakers. Nearly 4,000 Americans are injured by them every year and one Cincinnati boy is the latest after he swallowed one. More>>

WATCH: Boy's Reaction To Mother's Pregnancy Announcement Video included

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Learning you're going to be a big brother or sister is a big deal. More>>

Shooting death of instructor by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns Video included

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The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun. More>>

Dad Secretly Films Daughter Taking Selfies

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Parents love to embarrass their kids, but one dad went above and beyond when he noticed his daughter taking selfies and now she'll never live this down. More>>

Parents of toddler allegedly duct taped sue day care Video included

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A Parker County day care is being sued for allegedly using duct tape to restrain a child during nap time. More>>

Neighborhood residents say children pooping, peeing in public at Arlington park Video included

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Residents say they are seeing a problem of kids are reportedly peeing and pooping at Penrose Park in Arlington.
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Woman watches burglar ransack home live online Video included

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He didn't say cheese, but a surveillance camera caught a home burglar in Bradenton red-handed, as the owner watched live from over the web. More>>

Students invent nail polish that could detect date rape drugs

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Your nail polish may soon be able to do more than just make a fashion statement. More>>

Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing

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A California woman is under investigation after trying to enter a hospital maternity ward carrying a doll that looked like a living baby, police said Friday, but the woman says the dolls are meant to be therapeutic for patients. More>>

Pizza delivery man reports fake murder to avoid getting fired

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A New York pizza delivery man is facing charges after he's been accused of reporting a fake murder.Mason Requa, 19, called 911 Wednesday night at 9pm claiming he witnessed three Hispanic men cutting off the head of a 7-year-old girl with a machete.According to CNYCentral, deputies, U.S. Border patrol, and New York State Police searched for hours until Requa finally admitted that he had lied.Investigators stated that Requa made up the story because he was afraid that he would be fired from the... More>>

Video Emerges of Man Killed By St. Louis Police

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While the nation is focused on what is going on in Ferguson, MO, another officer-involved shooting is gaining attention. Kajieme Powell, a 25 year-old man, was killed by St. Louis Metro Police officers on Tuesday. More>>

Too early? Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte returns to August 26

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It's never too early for a Pumpkin Spice Latte—right? It might be 85 degrees outside in D.C., but you'll have an early chance to get your fall fix on Monday. Starbucks is bringing back the drink lovingly dubbed the “PSL” during the last week of August.
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Howard University students describe the making of their hands up solidarity viral photo Video included

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Events in Ferguson, Mo., have not only triggered protests in the streets of that town, but all over the country because of the reach of social media. A powerful photo taken by Howard University students this week certainly showed the impact of social media. More>>

Vending Machine Bakes Pizza In 3 Minutes

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Here is some good news for pizza lovers.An Australian company has invented the Pizza Gio, a vending machine that delivers piping-hot pizza!So how does this work?The machine gives a pre-cooked pizza a burst of heat and in three minutes the pizza is delivered.The pizzas are about 11-inches in size and customers get two choices hot salami or margarita for $12. More>>

Seat Pleasant mayor to work out of tent after being kicked out of office space Video included

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A local mayor in Maryland has been kicked out of his office. To be clear, he is still the mayor, but he has literally been kicked out of his actual office inside city hall. Mayor Grant was told Tuesday that he has to pack up and move out of the building. His response to that? He plans to be back here and do his business out of a tent. More>>

99-year-old runner sets world record in 100-meter dash Video included

A great, great grandmother made history on the track this week. More>>

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

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Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. But the Maryland woman you are about to meet collects a little slice of summer. More>>

Video Shows Heroic Police Officer Saving Woman Who Started Choking

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Dramatic dash cam video shows a heroic Michigan police officer as he saves a woman who started choking while driving. Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates initiated a traffic stop last weekend when he saw the vehicle run a red light.When he walked up to the car, he saw that the woman was choking. At first, he thought she might be trying to get out of a ticket, but quickly realized that she was in serious trouble."People do a lot of funny thing to get out of tickets," he said this morni... More>>

Ice Bucket Challenge helps generate millions of dollars in donations in battle against ALS Video included

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If nominated, you are supposed to either dump the ice cold water over your head or donate money towards the fight to help strike out amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. Now with all the videos being posted online, are they actually doing anything to help the cause? We found that they certainly are.
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Gator wanders onto Texas school campus

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An unregistered guest was found lurking outside a Houston-area junior high school Wednesday morning.
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7-Year-Old Dog Elected As Mayor In Cormorant, Minnesota Video included

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A small Minnesota village has elected a new mayor, but you won't believe who the town picked to be its new leader. More>>

Mystery pole dancer on Ocean City boardwalk causes controversy

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Officials in Ocean City, Maryland say they've received many complaints about a street performer who was pole dancing on the boardwalk. According to recent reports, the unidentified woman, who was dressed in a bikini, was seen dancing on a portable pole Saturday evening. 
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Actor and comedian Robin Williams dies of apparent suicide at 63 Video included

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Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting," died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63. More>>

Facebook Privacy-Myth Versus Reality Video included

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Could your smartphone be recording video of you without you knowing it? More>>

Utah Teen Run Over By Vehicle While Sunbathing In Driveway Video included

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A Utah teen has died after a car plowed into her while she was sunbathing in her driveway. More>>

Nationals Jayson Werth garden gnomes are hot sellers on eBay

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Dozens of Washington Nationals fans are cashing into on the demand for a Jayson Werth garden gnome. More>>

DC's most beloved dog, Romo, moving out of Adams Morgan neighborhood Video included

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We are certainly in the middle of the dog days of summer right now. But in one Adams Morgan neighborhood, every day is a dog's day. And that dog's name is Romo. This pooch has become a beloved local celebrity in D.C. But sadly for many, all of that is about to change. More>>

Michigan man speaks out after ProjectP party spirals out of control Video included

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James Taylor says it's a party for the record books and believes he successfully threw the largest party ever to hit west Michigan. More>>

Fight over flag house ends Video included

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After he protested with a patriotic paint job on his home, the city of Bradenton has closed its code enforcement case against Bradenton local Brent Greer. More>>

Actor Anwan Glover talks with FOX 5 after DC nightclub stabbing Video included

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Actor Anwan Glover is speaking exclusively to FOX 5 just days after he was stabbed at a D.C. nightclub. Glover, who lives in the area in Maryland, is known for his roles on HBO's “The Wire,” and more recently, in the film “12 Years a Slave.”
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Cute Kid Steals Show From Reporter During County Fair

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WNEP reporter Sofia Ojeda was reporting at the Wayne County Fair when Noah Ritter walked up and stole the show.“Apparently, I don't watch the news because I'm a kid… and my grandpa just gives me the remote after we watch the Powerball,” Noah said, apparently. More>>

Collectors line up to buy JFK commemorative coin in DC Video included

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What would it take for you to stand in line for the chance to spend $1,240? For some, only the chance to buy one very highly-coveted coin. More>>

VIDEO: Baby stops crying when she hears her favorite Katy Perry song

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Can you count on a certain song to snap you out of a bad mood? For this little cutie, it's 'Dark Horse' by Katy Perry.
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5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota Video included

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A 5-year-old boy's run as mayor is over in a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota. More>>

SELFIE: Malia Obama hangs out at Lollapalooza

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They might have come for the music, but some festival-goers at Lollapalooza got quite a surprise when they spotted the eldest First Daughter in the crowd. Malia Obama showed up at several shows-- including Sunday night's Chance the Rapper show-- and there's a selfie on Twitter to prove it.
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Federal employees caught and admit to watching porn at work Video included

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According to new documents, employees at the Federal Communications Commission were caught surfing porn sites for hours over extended periods of time.
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Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

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The city medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of an overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department. More>>

Family claims teacher forced student to sit on classroom floor for weeks

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A teacher in Houston has been reprimanded after parents say the teacher made their daughter sit on the classroom floor for 22 days. More>>

Latin America's largest sandwich created in Mexico City Video included

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Now, this is what you call supersized. At almost 200 feet long, a giant sandwich created in Mexico City has broken a record in Latin America. More>>

Harvard students invent instant cake batter made from spray can Video included

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A new invention by two Harvard University students recreates how to bake a cake. The invention is called Spray Cake and it changes everything you know about baking. More>>

Unsecured axe flies off truck and into windshield of car

An "ax-cident" on Route 95 in Topsfield left the passenger of one car shaken up but uninjured after an ax dislodged from a dump truck, striking the windshield of the car behind it. More>>

Little D's Bucket List reminds family, others of how precious life is Video included

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The story you are about to read is heartbreaking. But it is also a story of great hope. It's about people, even strangers, helping others when they need it most. And it all centers around a beautiful little boy. More>>

Houston cop leaves family’s blind dog in the street after traffic stop

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The mayor of Houston has apologized to a family whose blind pet Chihuahua was left behind and killed following a traffic stop. More>>

Vandal Trashes Plastic Surgeon's Billboard In Michigan

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The billboard had the slogan "friends don't let friends muffin top,” but someone spray painted it to say "you're beautiful" and gave the two muffins smiley faces. More>>

Virginia police: "Woman in Black" wants to be left alone

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The mystery “Woman in Black” arrived in Winchester, Virginia on Tuesday night, and now police are asking the public to respect her privacy. They say the woman who was seen walking along roadsides in several U.S. states over the last two months tells them she is from Winchester, and just wants to be left alone.
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Who is the "Woman in Black?" Mysterious woman spotted walking in West Virginia

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Who is the mysterious "woman in black?" One thing is for sure: She's got a lot of people talking, steadily trekking across several U.S. states and creating a buzz in local towns and on social media as she goes.
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Face transplant recipient graces cover of GQ Magazine Video included

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When you think of GQ Magazine, photos of attractive, well-dressed men may come to mind. A Virginia man gracing the pages of the latest edition used to be so ashamed of his appearance that he became a recluse and even covered the mirrors in his house so he wouldn't have to look at his face. Now, he is being celebrated as a medical miracle. More>>

Residents upset over hiring of white teacher for cultural studies classes Video included

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The Fresno Unified School District has caused quite the stir after a Caucasian teacher was hired to teach African-American and Latino studies. More>>

Capitol Hill temporarily banned from editing Wikipedia pages Video included

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What should most staffers on Capitol Hill be spending their time on? It turns out that Wikipedia is what a lot of people up here are occupied with and the online encyclopedia has banned edits from computers on Capitol Hill for ten days.
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Police warn parents of gummy-like marijuana candy popping up in Oklahoma

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It may look like candy, but these sweets have an extra punch packed in. Tulsa authorities are discovering new kinds of marijuana candy popping up in the area. More>>

Artist draws comics using his mouth Video included

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A very talented artist is inspiring fans at Comic-Con in San Diego by the way he draws his comics -- by using his mouth! More>>

Former contractor says she was attacked by rats at DC's Providence Hospital Video included

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It is an odd and very disturbing story. A hospital contractor in Northeast D.C. was attacked by rats on the job and they are the same rats she says are eating bodies in the morgue. More>>

Plano dad’s invention fills and ties water balloons in seconds

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One creative dad has come up with a quick and easy solution for a North Texas summer staple – the water balloon fight. More>>

"I'm so.... (insert city name here)" meme floods Facebook Video included

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If you've been on Facebook in the last couple of days, you probably couldn't help but notice your friends talking about how "I'm so (insert city name here). I...."  Enter the hottest new meme on social media. More>>

Bethesda named 2nd snobbiest small city in America Video included

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Bethesda has been named the second snobbiest small city in America. But here at FOX 5, we love Bethesda, so we had to hit the streets to meet some of the people there to find out if it’s true.
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Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. More>>

Four days off: Mexican billionaire calls for three-day work week Video included

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How do you feel about this: a three-day work week? One of the richest men in the world says that's the way to go-- but there might be a small catch.
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Police: Pair taped having sex on Bradenton Beach

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Police arrested a couple accused of having sex in front of dozens Sunday afternoon on Bradenton beach, and it was all caught on tape. More>>

Miami mascot walks bride down the aisle

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Whether you're a Seminole, Gator, Bull or Hurricane, this is one of those moments to set aside your sporting differences.

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July 21 is National Junk Food Day

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Candy. Chips. Chocolate. Fries. Cookies. Ice cream. Shouldn't they get their own day? Welcome to July 21-- also known as National Junk Food Day!  But what's your favorite???
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New Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids

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Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. The latest version of the company's Sienna minivan has a feature called "Driver Easy Speak." It uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent's voice through speakers in the back seats.
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Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

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In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine. More>>

How honest is DC? Honest Tea puts the city to the test Video included

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How honest are Washingtonians? Local company Honest Tea put the honor system to the test in Dupont Circle on Wednesday. The company set up an unmanned kiosk to see if customers would pay if no one was around. More>>

Comcast apologizes after service rep stonewalls customer during cancellation request call

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Cable and Internet giant Comcast is apologizing after a tech-savvy California customer posted eight minutes of telephone conversation online in which he tried repeatedly to get a customer service representative to disconnect his service. More>>

Diamond ring donated to Annandale Goodwill store Video included

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A local charity is counting its blessings after an anonymous donation turned into a small fortune. Someone walked into a Virginia Goodwill store in June and left behind a diamond ring. More>>

Researchers find women in red are more sexually threatening to other women Video included

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Red. It's a spicy hot color. And it turns out if you wear it, you might be sending an unintended message. More>>

Prince George's County man builds remote-controlled lawnmower Video included

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Cutting the lawn is a lot of people's least favorite chore. But one Prince George’s County man may have come up with a solution. He has built a remote-controlled lawnmower. More>>

Police back off plan to take explicit photo of teen in sexting case

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Police in Virginia on Thursday backed off efforts to take sexually explicit photos of a 17-year-old to prove a sexting case against him. More>>

Police want to take graphic photos of Manassas teen for evidence in sexting case Video included

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A Manassas teen could be forced to have a picture snapped of his genitalia by a Virginia cop in a bizarre sexting case. More>>

Pilot buys pizzas for passengers grounded by storm Video included

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Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours. More>>

VIDEO: Massive school of anchovy spotted off California coast

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Video shot off the coast of San Diego shows a massive school of finger-sized fish swimming together, creating a dark blue band in the waters on Monday.  Divers reported seeing the school of northern anchovy stretched 15 feet beneath the water's surface.  That rivals anything seen off the coast in 30 years.
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VIDEO: Drone flight over Washington, D.C. Mormon temple

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Video from a drone flight shows The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located just outside Washington, D.C. as you've likely never seen it before. 
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Colorado girl grabs shotgun, saves family from bear break-in

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A 15-year-old Colorado girl's sharpshooting skills may have saved her family from an intruder-- of a different kind.  Rose Hill-- who is now known as "Grizzly Rose"-- grabbed her shotgun and took out a bear that broke into her family's Park County home just in time. More>>

Sleeping Yankees fan sues ESPN TV announcers

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A New York Yankees fan has filed a $10 million lawsuit against two ESPN announcers claiming they mocked him when he was caught on national television sleeping in his seat during a game. More>>

Four teens pull paddle boarder from Washington state lake

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A relaxing summer day at the lake took quite a different turn for four Washington state teens, but their quick thinking and CPR training may have saved the life of a paddle boarder in trouble.
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Grandmother fights off burglar with stick, hot water

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On the day after Lillie McClendon celebrated her 83rd birthday, she got a very unwelcome surprise. A man broke into the Houston home where she has lived for more than 50 years. More>>

Nebraska woman downs 26 burgers in 10 minutes to win Z-Burger eating contest Video included

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On the day before Independence Day, Z-Burger celebrated the upcoming holiday with its 6th annual Independence Burger Eating Championship. More>>

9-year-old Fairfax girl battling brain cancer getting wish to swim with dolphins Video included

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Wednesday was a big day for 9-year-old Tara Sankner. The little girl has been battling Astrocytoma, an inoperable form of brain cancer, for most of her life. Today was not only her last day of chemotherapy, but she also had her wish granted by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
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Target asks customers to leave firearms at home

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Target is asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law. More>>

Cleburne teen's hunting pictures spark controversy Video included

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A Cleburne teenager has set Facebook afire after posting pictures of her African hunting safari.
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Facebook criticized for mood manipulation experiment Video included

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Some Facebook users are outraged that the social media giant used them to conduct a huge social experiment. Facebook tried to figure out if could alter user’s emotional states and prompt people to post more positive or negative content. More>>

VIDEO: Good Samaritans help officer involved in fight with suspect Video included

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An officer investigating a burglary in Franklin, Ohio, became involved in a violent melee after the officer attempted to question a suspect. The whole incident was caught on dash cam video. More>>

Dog coughs up woman's missing wedding ring 5 years later Video included

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A Wisconsin woman who lost her diamond wedding ring five years ago had given up all hope of finding it after searching high and low. It turns out her mischievous dog may have had it all along. More>>

Md. woman says she found pot in her Sonic fast food order Video included

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A woman was shocked when she went to a Sonic in Frederick and found a baggie full of pot in her order.
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Pregnant runner finishes 800-meter race at US Track and Field Championships

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Alysia Montano will have a heck of a story to tell her first child. Thirty-four weeks pregnant, Montano ran the 800 meters Thursday in the U.S. Track and Field Championships. The five-time national champion finished in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds — nearly 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34 in 2010 in Monaco.
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Florida veteran may lose home over American flag fight with homeowner's association Video included

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The stars and stripes are at the center of controversy. At least at Larry Murphree's home. He has been at odds with his homeowner's association for more than two years -- all because of his flag.
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After three years apart, sailor surprises little sister at school assembly Video included

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A third grader in New Jersey got a huge surprise at school that was three years in the making. More>>

US head coach excuses fans from work for World Cup match

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U.S. Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann has provided fans with a letter for their bosses, excusing them from work, so as to allow for much-needed support during the "critical World Cup game." More>>

Cat's cradle: Pet perches atop investigating cop

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The cat. In the bathroom. On the officer's shoulders? Nope, not a game of "Clue." But police say one orange tabby wanted to be closely involved when officers responding to a burglary report searched the cat's home in southeast Portland.
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Police: Burglar busted after failing to log off Facebook on homeowner's computer Video included

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Police didn't have to work hard to catch a man who broke into a Minnesota house. More>>

DC couple suing airline after being flown to Grenada, not Granada

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A District of Columbia couple has sued British Airways, saying the airline ruined their vacation by booking them tickets to the Caribbean island of Grenada instead of Granada, Spain. More>>

Mich. man with 100 lb. scrotum raising funds for life-changing surgery Video included

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A Michigan man is making a plea to the public to help him raise money for a life-changing surgery. More>>

Arlington County police officer pride parade photo goes viral Video included

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He has been with the department less than a year, but an Arlington County police officer is in the spotlight after a photo went viral and has the internet buzzing. More>>

Photo: Did President Obama "overreach" at Chipotle lunch stop?

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Did the President overreach-- in the lunch line?  A photo taken while he visited a D.C. Chipotle restaurant for lunch on Tuesday is making the rounds, and it has some people wondering whether President Barack Obama reached too far over the glass-- which is a big no-no for customers. 
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Report: Story of 3-year-old kicked out of KFC may be a hoax Video included

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The story about a little girl asked to leave a KFC restaurant because of scars she was left with after a dog attack went viral-- but it might have been a hoax. More>>

Los Angeles street sign allowed 1-minute parking

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Motorists in Los Angeles are known to chafe at the city's confusing parking restrictions and pricey penalties, but an erroneous street sign spotted last week had drivers scratching their heads. More>>

American student gets stuck in German vagina sculpture

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An exchange student from the United States got caught in the act while exploring a giant stone vulva in Germany.
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Arrestee's 'handsome' mug shot goes viral Video included

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A handsome mug shot of a Northern California man arrested on felony weapons charges has gone viral on social media, attracting more than 28,000 "likes" and drawing comments praising his high cheek bones, chiseled face and striking blue eyes. More>>

'Love thy neighbor'? Nuns sue nearby strip club Video included

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A convent of nuns in suburban Chicago has filed a lawsuit against a neighbor, a strip club they say plays throbbing music while the nuns try to pray. More>>

Man cited for warning drivers of police checkpoint

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A suburban Cleveland man says police violated his First Amendment rights to free speech when they cited him for holding a sign warning motorists to turn if they wanted to avoid a drunken-driving checkpoint. More>>

911 dispatcher takes emergency call about her own son

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A 911 dispatcher in Virginia took an emergency call on Saturday. It turns out the call she was responding to was about her son.
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Delta Airlines offends with tweet congratulating US on World Cup victory Video included

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Delta Air Lines Inc. apologized Tuesday for a tweet meant to congratulate the U.S. soccer team for its win over Ghana but which critics said was ignorant or offensive. More>>

Deputy: Florida man hid drugs under 'stomach fat'

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A central Florida man who weighs about 450 pounds faces multiple charges after sheriff's deputies say he hid cocaine and 23 grams of marijuana under his "stomach fat." More>>

KFC probes whether scarred girl was asked to leave Video included

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A KFC employee isn't making 3-year-old girl Victoria Wilcher's recovery any easier. The little girl is recovering from a severe dog attack that happened earlier this year. She spent a month in the hospital and can't eat solid foods -- in fact, she's using a feeding tube.
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Starbucks clears college degree path for workers Video included

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Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers. More>>

'Miracle dog' survives 14-story fall at Miami condo

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A little dog from South Florida is being called a miracle dog. She fell 14 stories through a condo building while the owner was visiting a friend in South Florida.

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Takoma Park man discusses his newfound fame as 'World's Best Father' Video included

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We decided to mark this Father's Day by introducing all of you to the "World's Best Father." That's right. The best dad in the whole world lives right here in our area. He has been documenting his parenting journey and now has a worldwide audience. More>>

Heroic officer saves driver after gas pump crash

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An off-duty New York state police officer helped save a man's life in a fiery gas pump crash.
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Identity crisis: Rescued cow thinks she's a dog Video included

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It is an identity crisis for a cow who resides in Sacramento, Calif. Milkshake -- yes, that’s her name – thinks she is a canine.
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First grader brings heroin to Philadelphia school; 2 charged

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Authorities say a man and a woman are facing charges after a first-grader brought 11 packets of heroin to a Philadelphia school. More>>

Tweet self-propagates through TweetDeck

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A tweet containing computer code has propagated itself through Twitter by taking advantage of a security flaw in the company's TweetDeck application. More>>

DC couple who are Redskins fans created song used in anti-Redskins name ad

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It's the ad everyone is talking about-- but here's something you might not know. The song used in the anti-Redskins name spot that aired during Tuesday's NBA Finals game was written by a couple from the D.C. area.  Tim Cretella and Brittany Yates are a singing-songwriter duo known as Doppio, and they live in Alexandria-- and are Redskins fans.
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Skinny, fat, jumbo? Clothing company Fatyo ditches traditional size labels

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If you're used to clothing sizes like small, medium and large, consider this: One clothing company is taking a more unconventional route with their sizing. The brand called Fatyo is making shirts, hats and other products in four sizes: titch, skinny, fat and jumbo. They say they're actually trying to make the word "fat" cool, and boost shoppers' self-esteem. More>>

16-year-old Delaware teen reports being bitten by shark Video included

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A 16-year-old boy says he was bitten by a shark while swimming at Delaware's Cape Henlopen State Park.
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PHOTOS: Virginia woman celebrates 90th birthday by jumping out of plane Video included

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How would you want to spend your 90th birthday?  One Virginia woman did exactly what she did on her 70th and 80th birthdays: She jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. More>>

World's oldest man dies in NYC at age 111

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The world's oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City at the age of 111. More>>

Md. family's memories of 7-month-old son battling heart defect stolen from home Video included

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Imagine all the photos and videos you have collected of your children -- gone in a flash. It happened to a Calvert County, Md., couple and their loss is made all the worse because the photos taken from them captured their 7-month-old son's extraordinary fight for life.
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Jacksonville Jaguars fans can watch the game from a poolside cabana-- for only $12,500

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Who needs a suite when you can watch an NFL game from the pool?  The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled 9,500 seats out of the north end zone of their stadium to make room for a party deck which includes two pools and 16 spa cabanas.  But is it worth $12,500 a game?
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Detroit couple says secret to relationship is 'His and Hers' houses Video included

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You've heard of his and her's closets, but what about his and her's houses? A Detroit couple says the secret to their relationship is not having to share.
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CIA uncovers sense of humor in debut tweet

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For a spy agency that likes to blend into the background, the CIA's debut on Twitter has revealed a covert sense of humor. More>>

Wife divorces husband over the movie "Frozen"

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Some people just take their love of Disney movies serious. But what about to the brinks of divorce?!
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Timeline: How D-Day unfolded 70 years ago

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It's been 70 years since the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy, France. On June 6, 1944, over 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches with the goal of freeing Europe from the hold of Nazi Germany.  See a timeline of events here, and follow us @fox5newsdc on Twitter for tweets in real time on Friday.
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Proper punishment? Photo shows girl holding 'I Am A Bully' sign on Gaithersburg sidewalk Video included

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A photo sent in by one of our FOX 5 viewers is generating some buzz on how parents should discipline their children. More>>

Clever class hires mariachi band to follow principal

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Service dog helps Michigan teen get diploma in cap and gown Video included

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Among the graduates that filed into Freedom Christian High School's gym was a four-legged companion. He was there after helping his friend of four years get her diploma from her Michigan high school. More>>

2-legged dog gets wheelchair from generous donor Video included

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A two-legged dog isn't letting his physical challenge slow him down. Bouncing from one corner to another, 5-month-old Sonny doesn't know any better. More>>

Thieves take 13,000 diapers from North Carolina nonprofit

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Authorities in North Carolina are searching for whoever made a massive, unauthorized withdrawal from a diaper bank. More>>

Wind carries bounce house 200 feet; 2 kids hurt

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Authorities say two children in suburban Denver were injured in the latest case of an inflatable bounce house breaking loose and being blown around in the wind. More>>

CHARGES: Neighbor, 61, pulls gun on father teaching girl to ride bike Video included

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It's yet another instance of a neighbor puling a gun on a neighbor. This time, it happened in Rosemount while a father was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bicycle. Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges.

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Puppy hits gas pedal, drives car into Canton pond

Rosie is a 12-week-old German shepherd puppy who was excited to jump into the car her owner was driving. In her enthusiasm, however, she got tangled up with the gas pedal, and got in over her head. More>>

Toyota truck passes million mile mark Video included

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A nearly 20-year-old Toyota pickup truck has just clocked its millionth mile. More>>

DC elementary students attempt to break bubble wrap popping world record Video included

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It's something many of us can't get enough of. It’s something that has an everyday use, but goes way beyond the practical. To the kids at one D.C. school on Friday, it was no joke. They were trying to pop their way into history. More>>

California man finds bag on street containing $125K, turns it in Video included

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Joe Cornell found an orange bag in the middle of the street. When he opened the bag, it was full of money. How much? $125,000! At that point, Cornell had a tough decision to make: take it or turn it in.
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Utah students upset about altered yearbook pics Video included

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A group of Utah high school students said they were surprised and upset to discover their school yearbook photos were digitally altered, with sleeves and higher necklines drawn on to cover bare skin. More>>

'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter raises $1M in less than 24 hours Video included

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Thanks to the power of social media, it looks like LeVar Burton really will “see you next time,” as he always said at the end of every "Reading Rainbow" episode. More>>

Copycat philanthropist hides money in DC area - and FOX 5 reporter finds it! Video included

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A few days ago, we told you about @hiddencash, an anonymous philanthropist who is hiding $100 bills around the San Francisco bay area and tweeting out clues about where people can find the cash.  Now, someone in the D.C. area is doing the same thing-- and FOX 5 reporter Melanie Alnwick found the cash on Thursday morning! 
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FOX 5's Melanie Alnwick found 'hidden cash' in DC-- and here's what she did with it

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FOX 5 reporter Melanie Alnwick wasn't planning on it, but she "found the cash" hidden in northwest D.C. Thursday morning by @ihidthecash-- an anonymous philanthropist who tweeted all the details.  A note hidden with the money told her to do something good with it.  Click here to find out how she paid it forward!

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Half-sisters meet for the 1st time after 85 years Video included

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A woman in her 80s met her 94-year-old half-sister over the Memorial Day weekend — the first time the siblings had ever set eyes on each other. More>>

Anonymous @HiddenCash creates social media frenzy Video included

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Someone is dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco — and causing an international frenzy on social media. More>>

Google to build prototype of truly driverless car Video included

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Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel. More>>

Grieving dad's words inspire #NotOneMore movement in wake of Santa Barbara shooting

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Three words spoken by a grieving father after last week's deadly shooting near the University of California-Santa Barbara have inspired a movement that is quickly gaining traction on social media. More>>

Rent A Gent offers men for rent -- for $200 an hour Video included

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The website offers men being made available for rent for $200 an hour. It's called Rent A Gent and the service is now available in D.C. More>>

Sign at Plano bar comparing domestic violence, beer sparks outrage

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A sign on display at a Plano bar making has triggered a firestorm with the bar's owners apologizing for the actions of its employees and managers.
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Neb. woman eats 2 72-ounce steaks in 15 minutes

A competitive eater from Nebraska has set a record by devouring a 72-ounce steak at an Amarillo steakhouse, and then decided to chase it down with another 72 ounces. More>>

Woman, 99, graduates from college 75 years later after unpaid $5 fee settled

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A 99-year-old Maine woman has graduated from college 75 years after a $5 fee kept her from getting her diploma on time. More>>

Man dressed as woman robs bank in Bowie

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Prince George’s County police are asking for the public’s help to identify a bank robbery suspect dressed in a very unusual disguise. More>>

Protestors push IDSA for change on treatment of Lyme disease Video included

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About 70 people -- almost all of whom suffer from Lyme disease -- took on part of the medical establishment in Arlington this week. At the end of it all, the protesters declared a partial victory. More>>

Man arrested after stripping naked outside White House Video included

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The Secret Service arrested a man who was naked outside the White House on Friday. More>>

New meteor shower to light up DC sky tonight Video included

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The sky over D.C. should be clear Friday night, and astronomers predict that will set up a perfect opportunity to view a new meteor shower in the early morning hours of Saturday. Find when you can see it here!
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Memorial Day in DC: 10 things you can do this weekend

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You know traffic will be terrible if you're headed out of town for the holiday-- but there's plenty to do right here in D.C. this Memorial Day weekend!  We've got a list of great ideas to help you honor our veterans here.
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Metro Detroit's 'Mother Talley' turning 115 years young

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A Detroit-area woman believed to be the oldest American and the second-oldest person on earth is turning 115. Jeralean Talley was born May 23, 1899.
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Obama breaks from busy day to walk, greet tourists

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It was a rare view of President Barack Obama: strolling along the National Mall with suit jacket slung over his shoulder. More>>

College campus sleepwalker statue vandalized

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An outdoor, lifelike sculpture of a man sleepwalking in his underpants that provoked some concern on a Massachusetts college campus in February has been vandalized. More>>

Police: Man stole bread truck, made deliveries

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A man stole a New York City bread truck and began delivering loaves of savory baked goods to random businesses, the bakery's owner said Thursday. More>>

Teen could face life after cops find pot brownies Video included

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A 19-year-old Texas man accused of making and selling brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil faces a felony charge that carries a punishment of anywhere from five years to life in prison. More>>

Fairfax Co. police investigating allegations of students sharing nude photos of classmates Video included

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Fairfax County police are investigating a makeshift online porn site after a receiving a tip that it was created by students at McLean High School. More>>

'Happy' video arrests highlight tensions in Iran Video included

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An Internet video of six young Iranian men and women dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has led to their arrests, showing how far Tehran will go to halt what it deems to be decadent Western behavior — despite the views of its moderate president. More>>

DC officers help save man who accidentally set himself on fire Video included

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Police officers on patrol in Northeast D.C. Tuesday morning saved the life of a man who accidentally set himself on fire. More>>

Florida high school charging $200 for 'premium' graduation seats Video included

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A new graduation policy at a Florida high school is causing outrage. Students at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla., are being required to pay $20 to participate in the event. And if parents want a good view of their child receiving their diploma, the school is charging $200 for a “premium” seat. More>>

Woman says naked man jumped into car in Oak Cliff, attacked her Video included

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A Dallas woman says her drive home turned into the unthinkable recently when a naked man jumped through her sunroof and started beating her.
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There is a new feature on your iPhone that you'll want to know about. You might find it helpful, or you might find it just another invasion of your privacy.
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Kansas girl takes the wheel after mom has medical emergency Video included

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An 8-year-old southeast Kansas girl is being hailed for her quick, calm thinking after she grabbed the steering wheel and drove the family's SUV when her mother fell unconscious on their highway ride to school. More>>

Man charged with stealing from person suffering health emergency Video included

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Talk about being heartless. A man was caught on camera allegedly stealing from a man who appears to be having a heart attack. More>>

Roommates buy lumpy used couch, find $40K in cash Video included

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For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus. More>>

Beyonce, Jay Z, Solange moving past attack video

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Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange say "families have problems and we're no different" after a video leaked of Beyonce's sister attacking the rap mogul in a hotel elevator. More>>

Officials: 34-year-old woman enrolled in high school posing as 15-year-old

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A 34-year-old woman posed as a teenager to enroll as sophomore at a small private high school in East Texas, officials said Wednesday. More>>

Children injured after inflatable bounce house gets blown into air Video included

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Two young boys who fell from an inflatable bounce house as it was swept skyward by gusty winds remained hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday, one in a medically induced coma with a head injury, according to police. More>>

MIRACLE BOY: Toddler survives 11-story fall in Cedar-Riverside Video included

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A 1-year-old boy who fell from a Minneapolis high-rise on Sunday night is still alive at HCMC, where he is listed in critical but stable condition -- and the community is rallying to prevent another tragedy.


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Mom pays off outstanding balance of other students after son was denied school lunch Video included

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A mother is fighting back against a high school in Michigan after her son was denied a school lunch. More>>

Over 100 family members celebrate Md. woman's 100th birthday Video included

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Alice Bertela Orlando has a lot to brag about these days. She just turned 100 years old and she has a new great, great, great grandchild. More>>

Hotel decries video leak of Jay Z, Beyonce's sister Video included

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The Standard Hotel in New York City says it is investigating the leak of a security video that appears to show Beyonce's sister, Solange, attacking Jay Z. More>>

More jail for Chris Brown on probation violation

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Chris Brown was ordered to remain in a Los Angeles jail Friday after the R&B singer admitted he violated his probation by getting into an altercation outside a hotel in Washington, D.C., last year. More>>

Noah, Sophia are most popular baby names

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When it comes to baby names, blending in is out, and standing out is in. Noah and Sophia top the Social Security Administration's list of most popular American baby names for 2013, but they don't begin to approach the popularity of past generation favorites like John and Mary.
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Boston drivers urged to 'Use Yah Blinkah'

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Perhaps the reason notoriously aggressive Boston drivers don't use their turn signals is that no one's ever put it in terms they understand. More>>

VIDEO: Emily Miller asks Marion Barry about unpaid parking tickets Video included

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D.C. Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry was involved in a car accident last Saturday night that forced him to pay thousands of dollars in unpaid parking tickets.  FOX 5 chief investigative reporter Emily Miller has been looking into Barry’s ticket problems for weeks, and found that this is a tale of two license plates. More>>

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