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WASHINGTON (AP) Ten spellers have advanced to the finals of the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee. But one of the favorites, a teenager from Virginia, did not make the finals. Thirteen-year-old Tim Ruiter of Centreville was last year's runner-up.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police say a 4-year-old boy was hit by a car and killed after he chased a ball into the street. Police say the boy darted out between cars yesterday evening in the 1600 block of Montello Avenue northeast before anyone could stop him.

WASHINGTON (AP) Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the District of Columbia is the region's lone jurisdiction that does not participate in a program that provides immigration authorities with access to fingerprint data. She says she's concerned that 16 jurisdictions surrounding Washington are participating in the program.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 27, 2015

You can see a play about a girl whose world shifts from black and white to full color. An exhibit of abstract paintings is on view in D.C.

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Sandwich Monday: Girl Scout Cookie Coffeemate

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Girl Scout Cookies in a new form. Coffeemate has somehow blended them into nondairy creamer, so you can start your day the disturbing way.
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Plan To Limit License Plate Tracking In Virginia Gets Bipartisan Support

Technology allows Virginia police officers to scan the license plates of passing drivers, but lawmakers want to limit how long they're allowed to hold onto that information.

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Facebook Suffers Self-Inflicted Outage

A Facebook statement said the disruption was caused by a technical change it made to the site and wasn't a cyberattack. The outage lasted an hour.

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