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    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) Police say they have shot an armed man who took three people hostage in the Discovery Channel network's headquarters in suburban Washington. All of the hostages are safe.

    MIAMI (AP) Forecasters say Hurricane Earl has become a Category 4 storm with top sustained winds of 135 mph as the dangerous and powerful storm heads toward the East Coast. Behind Earl and Tropical Storm Fiona in the Atlantic, the seventh tropical storm of the season formed.

    BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have fortified their bench by recalling three players from Triple-A Norfolk: outfielder Nolan Reimold and infielders Brandon Snyder and Robert Andino. The moves were made today.

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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 Whet 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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