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Court Action Stalls In Serial Stabbing Case

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Police in Flint, Mich., are searching for a victim of last summer's stabbing spree after he failed to appear in court. The man standing trial in the case is also suspected in attacks in Leesburg, Va.

Bill Fisher was supposed to testify today at a preliminary examination in Michigan to determine if Elias Abuelazam goes to trial for attempted murder. Meanwhile, in another case, Abuelazam was ordered to trial for the attempted murder of Antwione Marshall.

Four hearings are scheduled Thursday, all involving charges of attempted murder in and around Flint. Abuelazam is also charged with three murders.

Abuelazam is suspected of a series of stabbings in Flint and surrounding communities this past summer that left a total of five men dead and nine others seriously injured. He is also a suspect in similar attacks in Northern Virginia and Ohio that left four others wounded.

Abuelazam was captured Aug. 11 in Atlanta while trying to fly to his native Israel.

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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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