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Study: Being Tasty to Mosquitoes Is Genetic

There always seems to be one person at every picnic, pool party or other outdoor activity who gets eaten alive by mosquitoes while their companions remain relatively untouched.


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Md. Man Among Hostages Killed in Counterterrorism Attack

A Maryland man is one of three Americans who was killed recently in counterterrorism operations conducted by the U.S. government, the White House announced Thursday.


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Police Identify Man Found Dead in Water Near Tidal Basin

District of Columbia police have identified a man found dead in the water near the Tidal Basin during the peak of the cherry blossoms.


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Lawmaker: Gyrocopter Pilot Flew 30 Miles in Restricted Space

A Florida postal carrier steered his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace for 30 miles to the U.S. Capitol, tracked by the nation’s top security agencies, which feared harming others if they tried to shoot him down, senior lawmakers said Wednesday.



Delaware Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse of 13-Year-Old Girl

A Delaware man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in Washington.


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Senate to Hold Hearings on Police Body Cameras

The Senate is planning to hold hearings on the police use of body cameras, as protests over the death of a black man in police custody continue in a nearby city.


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Jim Vance to Step Down From News4 at 11

Longtime NBC Washington Anchor Jim Vance is stepping down from his co-anchor post for the station’s 11 p.m. newscast at the end of May, the affiliate announced Wednesday.


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Earth Day Meteor Shower to Light Up the Sky

Wednesday’s Earth Day celebrations will end with a meteor shower, NASA says.


US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) hugs students during her visit to a school in Siem Reap province on March 21, 2015. Michelle Obama was greeted by flag-waving schoolchildren March 21 during the first trip by a sitting First Lady to Cambodia as she pushes a US-led initiative to combat a "crisis" in girls' education.   (Photo credit TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Question for First Lady? ‘Can I Have a Hug?’

The most popular question put to Michelle Obama during a question-and-answer session with the children of White House employees on Wednesday was “Can I have a hug?”


Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever hunt for the condition in mummies. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

U.S. Returns Dozens of Smuggled Ancient Artifacts to Egypt

U.S. officials have returned dozens of illegally smuggled artifacts to Egypt, including a Greco-Roman style Egyptian sarcophagus.