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Why the Democrat's 51st Senate seat matters


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:49:27 GMT

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After a hard-fought runoff, Democrat incumbent Raphael Warnock won back his seat against Republican Herschel Walker, giving his party a coveted 51st seat.

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Here are the best masks to wear to prevent COVID, flu, RSV


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:44:25 GMT

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With cases of the flu and RSV on the rise, here's what you can do to keep yourself, and family, safe this holiday season.

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'It was so loud' | $5k reward offered as police search for suspect who shot Woodbridge man dead


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:31:20 GMT

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The shooting in Dumfries happened on Nov. 12 and nearly a month later, police are still searching for the suspect.

Read more: 'It was so loud' | $5k reward offered as police search for suspect who shot Woodbridge man dead


Oldest DNA reveals life in Greenland 2 million years ago


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 17:38:54 GMT

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It's not quite Jurassic Park, but new technology has allowed scientists to take a peek at life when Greenland was a lush paradise filled with forests.

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Family of fallen Capitol Police officer refuses to shake hands with GOP leaders


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 17:02:51 GMT

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Members of Brian Sicknick's family explained after Tuesday's ceremony why they declined to shake hands with Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy.

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Watch out for these common holiday scams


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 16:33:03 GMT

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Scammers try to take advantage of the holiday season, when many people are shopping and donating more than they usually do. Here’s what to be wary of.

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Man found fatally shot in Prince George's County roadway


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 16:14:24 GMT

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No suspect information has been released in the case.

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3 students arrested after 'student altercations' at Alexandria City High School


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 15:32:16 GMT

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Alexandria Police, school administrators, and building security assured the safety of all students and staff in the building after the altercations.

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Teacher turns in student found armed with ghost gun at high school in Prince George’s County


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 15:04:43 GMT

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The loaded ghost gun was found in the 16-year-old boy's jacket, police said. He is being charged as an adult

Read more: Teacher turns in student found armed with ghost gun at high school in Prince George’s County


Aaron Judge, Yankees agree to massive 9-year contract, AP source says


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:58:05 GMT

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Aaron Judge's reported contract includes the highest average annual payout for a position player in MLB history.

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Student mental health spotlighted in Montgomery Co. Schools event


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:53:13 GMT

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The focus was on mental health of students, particularly from communities of color.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is TIME's 2022 Person of the Year


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:43:30 GMT

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The Ukrainian President has led the nation to victory after victory since Russia invaded more than nine months ago, bolstering his people with frequent addresses.

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SWAT officer shoots, kills dog while serving warrant to recover stolen police equipment in Fairfax County


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:37:05 GMT

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The stolen equipment was recovered and a man was taken into custody.

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'Nothing is being done' | Neighbors want speed bumps added to part of Stanton Road SE


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:35:19 GMT

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After a car crashed through her fence for a second time, one Southeast DC woman is calling for change.

Read more: 'Nothing is being done' | Neighbors want speed bumps added to part of Stanton Road SE


Man dead in 2-alarm vacant apartment fire in Northeast DC


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:23:42 GMT

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One person was rescued and taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries, according to police.

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LCPS superintendent fired after Grand Jury report into sex assaults on school grounds is released


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:14:01 GMT

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Dr. Scott Ziegler has previously been quoted acknowledging that the school district did not handle the situation adequately.

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Coast Guard faults pilot in Chesapeake Bay ship grounding


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:12:06 GMT

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The Coast Guard specifically cited “the pilot’s failure to maintain situational awareness and attention while navigating, and inadequate bridge resource management.”

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2 men found dead from gunshot wounds inside crashed vehicle in Prince George's County


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 13:31:04 GMT

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According to the investigators, the crash led to a closure of both northbound and southbound lanes along Annapolis Road.

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What's at stake in Harper v. Moore?


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 13:21:04 GMT

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The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that some say would mean a "radical" change for the democratic process.

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The Washington Spirit to play all home games at Audi Field in 2023


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 13:16:38 GMT

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The team will continue to practice at the United Performance Center in Leesburg and hold special events throughout Northern Virginia.

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Hawaii remembrance to draw handful of Pearl Harbor survivors


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 13:07:05 GMT

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There are a dwindling number of survivors as they age. The youngest active-duty military personnel on Dec. 7, 1941, would have been about 17, making them 98 now.

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Maryland gun store owner arrested after firing gun at undercover police vehicle, police say


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 12:58:38 GMT

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The well-known owner of a Rockville gun store is being charged with first-degree assault and handgun offenses.

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Popular DC café and market closing after 9 years


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 12:39:37 GMT

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Dec. 23 will be the last day of service at Little Red Fox and Sugar Fox located in Northwest Washington.

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Raphael Warnock defeats Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 12:28:35 GMT

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Warnock's win ensures Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden’s term.

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Justices skeptical of elections case that could alter voting


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 12:15:00 GMT

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A broad ruling could threaten hundreds of election laws and require separate rules for federal and state elections on the same ballot.

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UVA honors 3 shooting victims with posthumous degrees


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 11:10:58 GMT

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The men were shot and killed by a single gunman near a charter bus parked on the Grounds November 13.

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DC firefighter hurt battling U Street blaze


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 10:39:04 GMT

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DC Fire officials said one firefighter was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

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Hertz to pay $168M in bogus theft settlement


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 09:34:04 GMT

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Some customers sued after they were wrongly accused of stealing cars they rented.

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Did anyone win the $354M Mega Millions?


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 07:09:03 GMT

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One month after Powerball's jackpot reached a record-high $2.04 billion, Mega Millions is offering players another chance at a huge sum of cash.

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Police arrest man in connection to deadly November shooting


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 04:46:03 GMT

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Police arrested a 49-year-old man in the death of Darnell Shaw Jr. on Dec. 6. He has been charged with first-degree murder while armed.

Read more: Police arrest man in connection to deadly November shooting


Virginia businesses who violated COVID polices could be reimbursed for fines and fees


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 04:25:21 GMT

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"While we can’t undo the damage done during the Northam administration, we are taking action going forward to end COVID-era draconian overreach," Youngkin said.

Read more: Virginia businesses who violated COVID polices could be reimbursed for fines and fees


Sen. Raphael Warnock projected to win reelection | Georgia Senate runoff results


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 04:22:06 GMT

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Here are the up-to-date results for the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.

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Maryland Governor prohibits government agencies from using TikTok


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 04:14:46 GMT

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The "emergency cybersecurity directive" prohibits the use of several platforms, including TikTok, QQ Wallet, Alibaba and more.

Read more: Maryland Governor prohibits government agencies from using TikTok


Legendary boxing referee Mills Lane dies


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 03:35:03 GMT

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Respected for being tough but fair, Lane's famous “Let’s get it on!” command became the final words heard before many memorable fights.

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Woman killed in front of 8-year-old daughter was trying to end things with man who shot her, family says


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 02:34:45 GMT

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Police said 32-year-old Kenia Osorio was shot in a car outside Texas Children's Hospital West Campus Sunday afternoon. The shooter then killed himself.

Read more: Woman killed in front of 8-year-old daughter was trying to end things with man who shot her, family says


Oscar Mayer recalls 2,400 pounds of ham and cheese loaf products


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 02:12:04 GMT

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There have been no reports of illness linked to the recalled items.

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Fees waived temporarily at Fairfax County landfills after trash company shuts down unexpectedly


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 02:00:02 GMT

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From Dec. 7-Jan. 1, former customers of the now defunct Haulin' Trash LLC can drop off their garbage for free at two landfills in Fairfax County.

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DC approves making buses free, but what happens next?


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 01:49:03 GMT

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The Metro for D.C. Amendment Act of 2022 was unanimously passed Tuesday by the DC Council.

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Medical experts bracing for scarcity in children's medicine, sharing advice with parents amid nationwide shortage


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 01:36:49 GMT

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“It's a part of the healthcare world. Doctors and healthcare professionals work with patients every day to try and mitigate those shortages."

Read more: Medical experts bracing for scarcity in children's medicine, sharing advice with parents amid nationwide shortage


Actress Kirstie Alley remembered by friends, fans in Hollywood


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 01:17:57 GMT

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Celebrities took to social media to offer condolences and tributes to 'Cheers' actress Kirstie Alley.

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