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Pond Search Completed In Alexandria Murder Investigation

The search of a pond in Fairfax County in relation to three high-profile unsolved murders in Alexandria is over. Police officials say the FBI helped them with the search for evidence, but they won't say what they found, if anything.

The pond is located near a home belonging to Charles Severance's parents. Police say they want to talk to Severance in relation to the murders, although they have not named him as a suspect.

Severance is being held in West Virginia on an unrelated gun charge out of Loudoun County, and Virginia is pushing to have him extradited. An attorney representing the 53-year-old man says the arrest was a "sham."

Severance was a fringe candidate in three elections in Alexandria, where people remember him as an eccentric who wore all black to candidate forums with sunglasses and gloves. His extradition hearing is set for April 23.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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