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Students Released From Alexandria School After Man With Gun Causes Lockdown

Students at Maury Elementary School in Alexandria have been released after a report of a man with a gun caused the school to lockdown earlier this afternoon.

D.C. Advocates Pitch Statehood To Senate Panel, But Bill Unlikely To Move

A Senate hearing on a D.C. statehood bill —the first in two decades — produced little by way of assurances that the measure would move through the Democratic chamber.
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Georgetown Student Pleads Guilty To Ricin Possession

A Georgetown student arrested by police for creating ricin in his dorm room has pleaded guilty to possessing the deadly substance.

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Downed Lines Cause Amtrak Outage Between D.C., Philly

Amtrak commuters have their work cut out for them Tuesday morning, as downed powerlines have caused delays along the Northeast corridor.

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MWAA Adopts Stormwater Regulations, Potentially Delaying Silver Line Phase 2

On the construction of second phase of the Silver Line, MWAA has opted to comply with state environmental regulations governing stormwater runoff into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, potentially adding additional costs and construction time.

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Facing Three Murder Charges, Severance Makes First Court Appearance

Charles Severance, the former Alexandria resident with a history of eccentric behavior, has made his initial appearance on multiple murder charges.
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Search Continues For Missing UVA Student

Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old University of Virginia student, was reported missing over the weekend and Charlottesville police are asking for the public's help.

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Montgomery County Police Prepare Homicide Case Against Catherine Hoggle

Police in Montgomery County are "preparing a homicide case" against Catherine Hoggle, the woman whose two children remain missing a week after their father first reported it to officers.
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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.
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Vikings Allow Adrian Peterson Back Without Suspension

Melissa Block talks with Minneapolis Star Tribune sports columnist Chip Scoggins about how fans in Minnesota are reacting to the Vikings decision to allow running back Adrian Peterson to play.
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U.S. To Send 3,000 Troops To West Africa To Aid In Ebola Epidemic

On Tuesday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will send more military personnel and resources to Africa to fight the deadly virus.
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With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors not only to garnish wages but to take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.
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Ebola Outbreak Presents Special Challenges For U.S. Military

On Tuesday, President Obama announced a larger U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that will put 3,000 troops on the front line. What can the military can provide and how quickly they can do it?
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Thanks To Nutella, The World Needs More Hazelnuts

Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey's north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.
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ISIS May Be At Peak Strength, With 'Easiest Dominoes' Fallen

Robert Siegel speaks with Ramzy Mardini, who argues that overstating the threat from ISIS could lead the U.S. to another tragic foreign policy mistake.
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Hagel, Dempsey Defend Obama's Strategy For Fighting ISIS

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday.