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Off-Duty D.C. Police Officer Shoots Home Intruder

Prince George's County police say an off-duty D.C. police officer shot a woman who confronted him with a shotgun at his Temple Hills home.

Police say the woman approached the officer as he arrived home early Sunday and made demands as part of an armed robbery.

That's when police say the officer shot the woman and she fled in a car.

A short time later, police say the woman went to a hospital in the District and police say detectives linked her to the attempted robbery and shooting. The woman's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and police say they expect to charge her when she is released from the hospital.

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Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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