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Braddock Road Closed After Pedestrian Killed In Crash

A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car on Braddock Road in Alexandria this morning, according to Alexandria police. Braddock Road was shut down between Beauregard and Hampton Road to allow police to investigate the cause of the crash. 

An adult male was crossing Braddock Road when he was struck by a car in the westbound lanes of the road, ABC 7 reports. The man was not crossing in a crosswalk, a police spokeswoman tells ABC. The driver of the vehicle stayed on scene and is being treated for minor injuries. 

The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30, 2015

Folk music descends on Vienna this weekend. Elsewhere in Virginia, jazz music takes over a performing arts venue. 

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You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Wet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.

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