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Senator's Legislation Would Strip NFL Of Nonprofit Status

The Redskins' refusal to change its name has prompted the legislation from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
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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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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.
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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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Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing

House lawmakers will give the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya two years ago a fresh look. Wednesday's hearing will be the first public one since Gowdy (R-S.C.) became chair of a special Benghazi committee.
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Obama Gives New Details On America's Effort To Fight Ebola

The president announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the outbreak, including a new military command center in Liberia, and sending medical professionals from the U.S. to field hospitals.
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Local Lawmakers Returning Early To Capitol Hill For Syria Vote

House lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill tonight to meet the president's call for action on Syria.

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How To Measure Success Against The New Monster In The Middle East?

Most Americans are far from clear as to what this "ISIL" monster is, other than a few shadowy, portentous figures on disturbing videotapes.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 16

A local theater company takes on a classic story about identity and alienation, and a sculptor looks beneath the surface in her latest body of work.

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Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.
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Toxic Algae Problem Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

The issue of blue-green algae in lakes took the spotlight in August after the Ohio city of Toledo banned its drinking water for two days. Toledo could be a wake-up call for people around Lake Erie.
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Ozone Levels Bounce Back, Showing First Increase In 35 Years

NASA says that a ban on CFCs enacted in the 1980s has contributed to a 4 percent rebound since 2000 in atmospheric ozone in mid-northern latitudes.