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Alexandria Police Close Off Streets To Search For Evidence In Killing

Police restricted access to streets in a residential neighborhood to search for evidence in a shooting that left a music teacher dead and nearby residents rattled.

Alexandria Police said Tuesday that they were deploying more than 80 recruits to comb for evidence near Ridge Road Drive, where 59-year-old Ruthanne Lodato was shot and killed by an unknown man who knocked on her door. Another woman was also shot and injured.

Police have received hundreds of tips after putting out a composite sketch of a suspect depicting an older white man with a gray beard.

The slaying has caused authorities to search for possible connections in the unsolved killing of transportation planner Ronald Kirby, whose shooting death in November in a nearby neighborhood also remains unsolved.

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Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He's spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.
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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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Hillary Clinton Picks Her VP Nominee: Who Is Tim Kaine?

Hillary Clinton has tapped Virginia SenatorTim Kaine to be her running mate, completing the democratic presidential ticket.
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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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