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Police Continue To Investigate Killing Of Alexandria Woman Over Weekend

There are very few clues surrounding the murder of a woman found dead in her home in Alexandria, Virginia during the holiday weekend — the third killing in the city this year.

Asabech Abayneh lived with her sister in an apartment in the 5600 block of Derby Court in Alexandria. It was her sister who reportedly found the 43-year old dead in bed early on the morning of July 4. According to the Virginia Medical Examiner's office, the victim was strangled to death. The case has been ruled a homicide.

Abayneh's killing is the third unsolved murder in Alexandria this year. The most recent was the fatal shooting of music teacher Ruthanne Lodato inside her home back in February.

Former Alexandria resident Charles Severance is the focus of an investigation into Lodato's murder and two other slayings. So far, Severance has not been charged but remains in custody in Loudoun County on an unrelated weapons charge.

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'It's A Surviving Tool': 'Native' Tells Satirical Stories Of Life In Israel

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to author Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian whose satirical weekly columns in Haaretz newspaper are collected in his new book called Native.
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What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

Natural wines can be off-putting at first: perhaps darker than usual, a little fizzy or cloudy. Some find them charming, others unsophisticated. Here's a guide to this trending, quirky style of wine.
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Jim Gilmore, Who Was Campaigning For President, Isn't Anymore

He had the resume — swing-state governor, veteran, ex-party leader — but there's a good chance you had no idea he was running. Judging by vote totals, Iowa and New Hampshire may have missed it too.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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