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1 hr ago | ABC News
The Consumer Products Safety Commission has officially announced a recall of the Fitbit Force because of thousands of complaints of itchy rashes and burns on users' wrists while wearing the wireless wristband activity tracker.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. Eyebrows were raised in Virginia's socially liberal circles recently when Gov. Terry McAuliffe nominated Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones to serve as the state's next Democratic chairman, if only because of the latter's stated reluctance to embrace the concept of same-sex marriage.
5 hrs ago | Examiner.com
How does a major commercial airliner filled with close to 300 passengers and crew simply vanish into thin air? Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took off from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Friday afternoon, March 7 U.S. Eastern time, bound for Beijing, China.
9 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Alexandria Book Shelf, a citywide literacy program, seeks books for children at FACE, Child Family Network Center, Alive Child Development Center and more.
9 hrs ago | The Washington Post
These were among incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department. For information, call 703-838-4636 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/police .
15 hrs ago | Fairfax County
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department 4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687 Duty PIO : 703-877-3702 fire-rescue.PA-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov News Release 14-28 Date: March 12, 2014 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at ... (more)
17 hrs ago | Examiner.com
If you're ready to "spring" into action and take advantage of temperatures that are-finally!-warming up, consider going to Washington, DC for the National Cherry Blossom Festival , March 20 - April 13. Just across the Potomac River from D.C. is Alexandria, Virginia , George Washington's hometown, poised to welcome visitors and support their ... (more)
18 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond
Delaware authorities say state troopers found hundreds of cartons of untaxed cigarettes from North Carolina when they stopped a Virginia man.
D.C. FBI OFFICES We see a mail cart moving slowly, but with purpose, down the seemingly cavernous hallway, following a painted line on the floor.
This column is an excerpt from Tom Purcell's new book, "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!" available at amazon.com .) It was on St. Patrick's Day 1988 when an unexpected visitor arrived at Pat Troy's Irish pub in Alexandria, Va -- President Ronald Reagan.
Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Alexandria, Virginia is seeking an experienced leader to serve as our Director of Operations and Stewardship.
March Third Friday brings you new fresh art exhibits, entertainment and dining along with the annual "Pot-of-Gold" Scavenger Hunt on March 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., and again on Saturday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You have to go into each of the businesses, find the clue and the sales person will mark the clue you found with a special stamp.
A 16.5-acre property originally part of George Washington 's Mount Vernon estate just sold for $18.6 million, the highest sale price in the Washington area in more than two-and-a-half years.
"By war's end, approximately half a million formerly enslaved people and other African American freedmen had sought protection behind Union lines.
SNIPPET: "A Reston man who federal officials said sold $250,000 worth of machinery parts from American manufacturers to Iranian companies pleaded guilty to felony charges in U.S. Federal Court in Alexandria on Thursday.