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D.C. Tow Truck Driver Who Chased Down And Killed Robber Is Charged With Murder

D.C. police say a tow truck driver who allegedly chased and ran down a man who robbed him has been charged with second-degree murder.

Spokesman Officer Araz Alali says about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, a man robbed and assaulted the tow crane operator on Kenilworth Avenue in northeast. He says the assailant ran away and the tow truck operator got into his vehicle and drove after him.

Alali says the driver struck the man, who died at a local hospital. The dead man was identified as 22 year-old Kevin Lewis Crouch of Washington. His body was taken to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore.

The tow truck operator, 35-year-old Corey Dion Stoddard of Washington, has been charged with second-degree murder. He was released under supervision after a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, and will return to court on Jan. 22.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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Virginia's Own Tim Kaine Takes The Democratic Veepstakes

We consider Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine's regional ties and the pros and cons of his vice presidential candidacy as the DNC gets underway.

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.

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