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WHEATON, Md. (AP) Serial sniper John Allen Muhammad's upcoming execution has residents in the Washington area reliving the fear they felt during his three-week killing spree seven years ago. Muhammad is set for lethal injection tomorrow in Virginia for shooting a man at a gas station.

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is about to go on trial on theft charges. Jury selection is scheduled to begin this morning.

BALTIMORE (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release its draft strategy for restoring the Chesapeake Bay today. The federal agency gave bay watershed states its expectations last week of what is needed to restore the nation's largest estuary.

BALTIMORE (AP) One of the victims of the mass shooting at Fort Hood was a military physician assistant who lived in Havre de Grace. Lt. Col. Juanita Warman was 55 years old and leaves behind two daughters and six grandchildren.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30, 2015

Folk music descends on Vienna this weekend. Elsewhere in Virginia, jazz music takes over a performing arts venue. 

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You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Wet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.

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