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Teen who allegedly killed his girlfriend's parents charged with murder

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A 17-year-old from Fairfax County who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend’s parents before wounding himself was formally charged on Friday, police said. The teenager has been charged as a juvenile with two counts of murder for the deaths of Scott Fricker, 48, and...


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Latest: Nassar sobs as abuse victim testifies at sentencing

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former sports doctor who sexually assaulted gymnasts and others (all times local): 6 p.m. Disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar broke down as a victim spoke during the fourth day of his sentencing for sexually assaulting young gymnasts...


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Justice Department to retry Sen. Menendez following mistrial on bribery charges

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Justice Department plans to put Sen. Robert Menendez back on trial on corruption charges, following a mistrial last year in which most jurors wanted to acquit the New Jersey Democrat. The trial in Newark federal court of Menendez and his co-defendant,...


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Small-town activists fueled by the Women's March take aim at midterm elections

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. METHOW VALLEY, Wash. - Donald Trump’s election so shocked Patricia Leigh that she did something she hadn’t done since college - march through the streets in protest. Inspired by the Women’s March that followed Trump’s inauguration last January, the 66-year-old has...


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The Washington region knows how a shutdown feels. And it's not good.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Washington-area residents and elected officials tried to prepare Friday for the effects of a federal government shutdown, a familiar possibility that keeps thousands of residents from being paid, costs contractors serious money and leaves restaurants and...


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Va. woman pleads guilty in death of son found in her car

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman whose son’s remains were found in the trunk of her car more than 10 years after he was last seen alive pleaded guilty Friday in his death. Tonya Slaton, 46, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Hampton Circuit Court, records show. Slaton had previously...


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Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Psychological experts say 13 children rescued from a California home that’s been described as nothing less than a torture chamber will...


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Las Vegas police say motive for shooting rampage still elusive

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Authorities have not yet found a motive for the October 2017 Las Vegas massacre but have concluded there is no evidence of any political or ideological radicalization that would explain why Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival from a 32nd floor...


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Mattis unveils new strategy focused on Russia and China, takes Congress to task for

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The United States must build up its military to prepare for the possibility of conflict with Russia and China, according to a new Pentagon strategy released Friday by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis as he took Congress to task on the eve of a potential...


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Trump to meet with British prime minister next week in Swiss Alps

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump plans to meet next week with British Prime Minister Theresa May on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the White House announced Friday. “President Trump looks forward to having a bilateral meeting with...


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