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Suspect Arrested In Prince George's For Movie Theater 'Bottle Bombs'

Prince George's County fire officials say a 20-year-old man from Bowie has been arrested in connection with a dangerous prank that led to the evacuation of a movie theater in Largo.

Fire officials say Manuel Joyner also is a suspect in several similar incidents.

Over the past month, several theaters in northern Virginia have been evacuated because of loud popping sounds resembling explosions.

Authorities say someone used a device described as a "bottle bomb,'' in which baking soda and vinegar or other materials are placed inside a plastic bottle, causing it to pop.

Joyner was arrested Saturday. He's been charged with a felony in the Largo incident, which occurred May 24.

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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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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Twitter Just Turned VP Nominee Tim Kaine Into Your Dad

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine introduced himself to America Wednesday night as a fighter, Hillary Clinton's ally and — your dad.
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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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