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LAS VEGAS (AP) Police are investigating the disappearance of a woman in Las Vegas who at one time was an ambassador for the Washington Redskins. Detectives are looking for leads to locate 31-year-old Deborah Flores-Narvaez who was last seen December 12th leaving her apartment. She served the Redskins in 2007.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier is dismissing an FBI report that says violent crime has risen in Washington. Lanier says the city's calculations show a seven percent decrease in violent crime in contrast to the seven percent increase from the federal agency's data.

WASHINGTON (AP) FBI crime statistics show violent crime has risen in Washington by seven percent in the first half of 2010, amid falling crime rates elsewhere in the country. A preliminary report says the nation's capital had more than 4,000 violent crimes in the first half of the year.

WASHINGTON (AP) The District of Columbia has seen its first population growth in 60 years based on 2010 Census data, surpassing the milestone of 600,000 residents. Washington's population had been declining since the suburban flight in the 1950s until this turnaround fueled by a real estate boom and the federal government's expansion after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

WASHINGTON (AP) An anti-capital punishment group says more than 40 execution dates were stayed this year. Many were delayed because of continuing problems with the process of lethal injections.

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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