Detectives in Montgomery County, Maryland have ruled the mysterious death of a D.C. high school principal to be a homicide. Detectives say preliminary autopsy results show 42-year-old Brian Betts died from a gunshot wound.
A coworker of Betts' tried to check on him Thursday evening after the principal didn't show up to work. The coworker called the police, who found Betts' body. Betts' SUV, missing from his home, was found Saturday morning.
Betts joined Shaw Middle School in northwest D.C. in the 2008-09 academic year. D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee says he was an inspirational leader for teachers and students.
This weekend you can get funky on U Street with live music, a street festival and a parade, as tomorrow marks the second Funk Parade.
Funk Parade organizers couldn't get a permit to march down U Street last year, but the crowd veered off V Street anyway to where co-founder Justin Rood always...
Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
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