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Marines In Quantico Shooting Identified

The three U.S. Marines killed Thursday at a Virginia base in Quantico have been identified.

Authorities say that 25-year-old Sgt. Eusebio Lopez of Pacifica, Calif. gunned down 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata of Oakley, Calif. and 23-year-old Cpl. Jacob Wooley of Guntown, Miss. on Thursday in barracks at the Quantico base, reports the Associated Press. After killing Castromata and Wolley, Lopez then took his own life.

Military officials say Lopez was a tactics instructor who joined the corps seven years ago.

Lopez was a teacher at a school that tests Marines who want to become officers and his specialty was machine-gunner. Castromata was a warehouse clerk for the school, and Wooley was a field radio operator and also worked with the school.

The Marines have not described the relationship between the three or released a motive for the shooting.

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.

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