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Staples says data breach affects 1.2M credit cards

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP/WJLA) - Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. Continue reading The

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Jose Pineda, Montgomery County substitute teacher accused of sexual assault, will face trial

MARYLAND By John Gonzalez December 19, 2014 - 03:10 pm Decrease Increase Text size ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJLA) - The Montgomery County substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting students will

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Celebrity Buzz: Miss World Pageant bans bikinis; Clooney rips Hollywood

Today's pop-culture roundup includes demanded modesty, one ticked off George Clooney, the ever-sexy Kate Upton, our mystery music video and much more. Continue reading THIS AIN’T THE

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Maryland officials propose adding toll lanes to alleviate traffic on I-270

COMMUTE December 19, 2014 - 12:06 pm View of I-270. (Photo: Bryan Allman/WJLA) Decrease Increase Text size FREDERICK, Md. (WJLA) – Maryland officials are considering creating toll lanes on

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FBI officially accuses North Korea of hacking attack on Sony

WORLD By The Associated Press December 19, 2014 - 12:14 pm (Photo: Associated Press) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North

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5-year-old Ohio boy sends allowance to save UAB football program

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash

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Congress barely avoids breaking record for fewest laws passed

POLITICS By The Associated Press December 19, 2014 - 11:07 am From left, Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and

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Weekend Planner: Parisian holidays, a subversive comic, kiddie fare, punk rock, much more

FRIDAY Continue reading • Groove to the music at the Colors of Christmas, with a lineup that includes Taylor Dayne and Ruben Studdard. Bethesda’s Music Center at

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To honor show's finale, Colbert's portrait returns to Smithsonian portrait gallery

ENTERTAINMENT By The Associated Press December 19, 2014 - 10:13 am A portrait of comedian Stephen Colbert hangs outside a bathroom in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

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Before he leaves for Hawaii, Obama will take questions at annual press conference

POLITICS By The Associated Press December 19, 2014 - 09:20 am (Photo: Associated Press) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will end his year in Washington

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Man shot in Northeast D.C.

CRIME By Jeannette Reyes December 19, 2014 - 06:47 am Police lights. (Photo: WJLA file) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (WJLA) – D.C. Police say a man was shot in

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Michael Phelps' DUI trial set for Friday in Baltimore

SPORTS By The Associated Press December 19, 2014 - 06:55 am Michael Phelps. (Photo: AP) Decrease Increase Text size BALTIMORE (AP) - Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps is set for

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Stephen Colbert bids farewell to the 'Report' and the host he played

NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert is dead. Continue reading Stephen Colbert is immortal? Long live Stephen Colbert! Nine years of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" came to an

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VDOT to suspend highway work zones over Christmas

COMMUTE By The Associated Press December 19, 2014 - 05:09 am Cars sit in traffic. (Photo: WJLA file) Decrease Increase Text size RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of

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Christmas crooks steal holiday decorations from Md. home

Christmas crooks steal holiday decorations from Md. home

When Chrysa Thear adorned her home, trees and shrubs with 200,000 LED Christmas lights, she never expected to lure thieves, but that’s exactly who paid

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Fehr's OT goal lifts Capitals over Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the

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8 children killed in home in northern Australia

SYDNEY (AP) - Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday,

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Armed robber swipes $7K from UDC bookstore

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Armed robbers are striking a number of businesses in the District, including a university bookstore. Continue reading A surveillance still of the UDC robber.

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PCP considered a factor in two murder convictions with one week in Prince George's County

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) – In the space of one week two men have been convicted in Prince George’s County of second-degree murder in cases

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Best-selling novelist inspired to write about 'Proof of Angels'

CINCINNATI, Ohio (NewsChannel 8) -- We talk about angels a lot during the Christmas season and a nationally known, best-selling author says they're all around

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Obesity can be considered a disability, European Union rules

(ABC News) - Europe's highest court ruled Thursday that obesity can, under certain circumstances, be considered a disability, taking a step forward against obesity discrimination,

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Handshake offered notable hint into Gross' emotion after Cuban release

POLITICS By Skip Wood December 18, 2014 - 08:35 pm Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Sen. Jeff Flake, Alan Gross and Sen. Patrick Leahy in Havana Wednesday. (Photo: Sen.

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School takes away blind boy's cane as punishment for acting up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (ABC News) - A school took away an 8-year-old blind boy's cane as punishment for acting up and replaced it with a

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Secret Service report: White House needs new fence, more agents

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service is an "insular" agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former government officials tasked

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'Don't Jerk and Drive' campaign yanked by South Dakota after focus on 'innuendo'

NATION By The Associated Press December 18, 2014 - 07:38 pm South Dakota has pushed a social media campaign centered around the danger of jerking the wheel on

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FCC: 'Redskins' name not obscene or profane

SPORTS By The Associated Press December 18, 2014 - 06:31 pm A Redskins helmet sits on the sidelines of the field. (AP photo) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP)

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Don?t let your Christmas tree catch fire

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJLA) – Christmas trees are a staple of the holiday season, but they’re also a major fire hazard. In addition, the type

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Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing relations could take time

WASHINGTON (AP) - How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? Continue reading The flags of Cuba and the United States. (AP

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Dow soars 400 points, led by rally in tech sector

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest day in three years, soaring more than 400 points as the stock market

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Celebrity Buzz: Whoopi, Rosie in shouting match over racism on 'The View'

Today's pop-culture roundup includes a viewing of a shouting match, quite the baby producing wonder, our mystery music video and much more. Continue reading SLIGHT DIFFERENCE OF

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Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's son busted for drunken driving in Va. Beach

CRIME By The Associated Press December 18, 2014 - 03:41 pm Robert Ryan McDonnell. (Photo: Virginia Beach Police) Decrease Increase Text size VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Virginia Beach police

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Mother pleads guilty after 2-year-old son kills sister with .357 revolver

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia woman pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment after her 2-year-old son picked up a loaded .357 revolver

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D.C. Mayor Gray bids farewell, talks about why he deserved a second term

ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) – Vince Gray really wanted to supplant Adrian Fenty as D.C. mayor four years ago, and so he did – albeit after

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Synagogue vouyerism class-action lawsuit names Rabbinical Council of America as defendant

CRIME By Joce Sterman December 18, 2014 - 01:51 pm Rabbi Barry Freundel. (WJLA photo) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A class-action lawsuit related to voyeurism against Georgetown

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Mentally ill Md. mother kidnaps 11-year-old son, police say

CRIME By The Associated Press December 18, 2014 - 01:55 pm Decrease Increase Text size BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police are searching for an 11-year-old boy who they believe

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Controversial Va. lawmaker to resign over sex with teen charges, then run in special election

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia state lawmaker who recently entered a plea in connection with accusations that he had an improper sexual relationship with

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BREAKING NEWS: Gas line struck, homes evacuated in Silver Spring

MARYLAND By NewsChannel 8 December 18, 2014 - 01:07 pmUpdated: December 18, 2014 - 01:23 pm Crews at the scene of the gas leak in Silver Spring. (Photo:

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Orioles' Davis gets nod from MLB to use Adderall

SPORTS By The Associated Press December 18, 2014 - 11:31 am Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis. (AP file photo) Decrease Increase Text size BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) - Orioles manager Buck

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Sony hacking: North Korea movie with Steve Carell is another casualty

NEW YORK (CNN) -- "The Interview" isn't the only movie on North Korea being stifled after the major hack of Sony Pictures. Continue reading More on this

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San Francisco cuts lineman Ray McDonald over sex assault allegations

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald

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Redskins haven't been this bad since the 1960s

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Chris Cooley has been all about the Washington Redskins and no other team in his NFL life. He played nine seasons,

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Virna Lisi, Italian Actress Who Rose in '60s, Dies at Age 78

Virna Lisi, who first captivated Italian moviegoers with her smoldering eyes, sulky smile and stunning beauty before sweeping into Hollywood in the 1960s to star
Virna Lisi, Italian Actress Who Rose in '60s, Dies at Age 78

'Sons of Guns' star indicted on more child rape charges

Former "Sons of Guns" reality star William Hayden is facing more charges of raping children.An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted the 49-year-old on
'Sons of Guns' star indicted on more child rape charges

Kate Upton Titled People's Sexiest Woman Alive

Nearly a month after Chris Hemsworth was awarded the coveted title of People's Sexiest Man Alive, 22-year-old model and actress Kate Upton was awarded the
Kate Upton Titled People's Sexiest Woman Alive

Miss World pageant reveals famous swimsuit round will be removed from competition as of 2015

The owners of the Miss World pageant have announced that there will be no swimsuit round in next year's competition.In an interview with Elle, chairwoman
Miss World pageant reveals famous swimsuit round will be removed from competition as of 2015

Ashlee Simpson Pregnant, Husband Evan Ross Thrilled

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are going to have a blessed first holiday season as husband and wife.Simpson is pregnant with their first child as
Ashlee Simpson Pregnant, Husband Evan Ross Thrilled

SPOILER: Stephen Colbert Conquers Death In 'Colbert Report' Finale

 Spoiler Alert: Don’t read this if you don’t want to learn details about Stephen Colbert’s final “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central before you’ve seen it
SPOILER: Stephen Colbert Conquers Death In 'Colbert Report' Finale

'Life is a journey!' Kate Hudson refers to 'ups and downs' after Matt Bellamy split as BFF Nicole Richie keeps her company at People Awards

'Life is a journey!' Kate Hudson refers to 'ups and downs' after Matt Bellamy split as BFF Nicole Richie keeps her company at People Awards She's
'Life is a journey!' Kate Hudson refers to 'ups and downs' after Matt Bellamy split as BFF Nicole Richie keeps her company at People Awards

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