In Annandale, a dog helps in the manhunt for Wossen Assaye on March 31, 2015. (Photo credit: John Domen / All News 99.1)

Marshals Reviewing Procedures After Inmate Escapes Hospital

Federal marshals are reviewing their security procedures after an inmate receiving treatment at a northern Virginia hospital overpowered a private guard, took her gun and set off a frenzied nine-hour manhunt.

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Google Maps Turns Into Pac-Man’s Chomping Grounds

The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac-Man’s chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools’ Day.

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Amazon Dash Button Puts Common Household Products a Button Push Away

Amazon.com has always been on a mission to make shopping easier, but it unveiled its most convenient method yet on Tuesday.

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D.C. Mayor Pledges Long-Delayed Streetcar Line Will Open

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is promising that the city’s long-delayed streetcar line will open.

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Oversight Panel Issues Subpoenas in Secret Service Incident

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday he is issuing subpoenas to two Secret Service agents who witnessed an episode in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area at the White House without authorization.

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An inmate talks to the press about the bad treatment they suffer inside the maximum security jail, Fraijanes II, located 36 km west of Guatemala City on April 23, 2010. Two guards of the prison system held hostage by prisoners demanding better care. In the detention center are held Mexican cartel members "Los Zetas" gang and the Mara 18.  AFP PHOTO Johan ORDONEZ. (Photo credit should read JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Commutes Sentences of 22 People in Federal Prison

President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama’s push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.

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Ex-FBI Agent Pleads Guilty in Drug Tampering Case

An FBI agent accused of abusing heroin from his own drug investigations and in the process botching dozens of cases has pleaded guilty in his own case.

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D.C. Mayor Orders Indiana Travel Ban for City Employees

Washington’s mayor has banned city employees from traveling to Indiana because of a bill that critics say would allow businesses to deny services to gay customers.

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First Lady Asks Kids to Step Up for Healthy Lunch Challenge

Know any kids with a knack for making healthy lunches? Michelle Obama might invite them to the White House.

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Lawsuit Alleges Iran Directed Killing of U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

The families of three American soldiers killed during a brazen attack in Iraq are suing the Iranian government for allegedly orchestrating the raid.

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