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Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the D.C./Baltimore Area

It’s still technically fall until Dec. 21, but it’s also the time of year that people start wanting to go gliding in a winter wonderland.

11/20/2014

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U.Va. Asks Police to Investigate Report of Frat-House Rape

The University of Virginia’s president says she has asked Charlottesville police to investigate allegations that a female student was raped by several men at a fraternity house.

11/20/2014

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Consumer Group Lists ’10 Worst Toys’ for Kids

A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the “Catapencil” — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.

11/20/2014

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Thanksgiving Getaway: 46.3M To Hit The Road

The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.

11/20/2014

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Second Man Arrested in Shooting Death of 19-Year-Old

Police say they have arrested the man wanted in connection with a shooting in Woodbridge that killed a 19-year-old and injured a 15-year-old.

11/19/2014

A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly authored two fiction books depicting a “futuristic school shooting” using a pseudonym.  (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Group of Va. High School Students Stage Protest Over Assistant Principal’s ‘Racist’ Tweet

A group of students at Booker T. Washington High School has staged a protest over a tweet by the assistant principal that they deemed racist.

11/19/2014

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Architecture Firms Build Statues Out of Food Cans For a Good Cause

The Jayson Werth garden gnome, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Snoopy will be at National Airport baggage claim through Nov. 22.

11/19/2014

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Whale Stranded Along Bay in Va. Euthanized

Rescuers euthanized a whale after it was found stranded along the Chesapeake Bay shore in Virginia Beach.

11/19/2014

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Va. Woman Charged in Terror Case Due in Court

A Virginia woman charged with lying to federal investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group is scheduled to appear in federal court.

11/19/2014

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Stranded on a Snowy Highway? Here’s What To Do

Heavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:

11/19/2014

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