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Injured Alexandria Officer Sees Miracle Recovery

Doctors are calling it a miracle. After Alexandria police officer Peter LaBoy was shot in the head during a traffic stop, more than 100 doctors stabilized him at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Janis Orlowski says Laboy's chances of surviving his injuries were one in one million. During a press conference today, Police Chief Earl Cook thanked the community for its support.

The Alexandria Police Department and friends of the family are holding fundraisers and a blood drive. The drive takes place Thursday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the department's community room, 3600 Wheeler Ave. in Alexandria.

Interested donors are asked to schedule an appointment first with Inova Blood Donor Services by visiting inova.org/donate blood. Use the sponsor code "7980." Or call 1-866-256-6372.

On April 21, the Capital Area Law Enforcement Foundation is organizing a golfing fundraiser for Laboy. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at TopGolf, 6625 S. Van Dorn Street in Alexandria. The entry fee is a minimum $25 donation, which includes food and two drink tickets. A silent auction will also be held during the golf event.

Donations are being accepted by the Alexandria Police Association on behalf of the Laboy family. Anyone wishing to help the Laboy family can drop off a donation at the Alexandria Police Department, 3600 Wheeler Avenue or send a donation to:

Alexandria Police Association
c/o Peter Laboy
P.O. Box 1228
Alexandria, VA 22313

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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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Former White House Doctor Outlines Gray Areas In Candidates' Health

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Rob Darling, a former White House physician, about how much voters have a right to know about the medical histories of presidential candidates.
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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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