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  1. Feds Arrest Virginia Woman for Million-Dollar Handbag SchemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | ABC News

    Federal authorities arrested a Virginia woman on Thursday for a unique handbag-related scheme that targeted several major department stores and involved brands such as Gucci, Burberry and Fendi. The scheme was so prolific that at one point she was a major department store's top online customer in the entire world, an agent from Homeland Security Investigations says in court documents.


  2. Hacker Guccifer Pleads Guilty to Hacking Bush EmailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | ABC News

    The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer will serve at least two years in prison after pleading guilty to breaking into computer accounts of the Bush family and others. Forty-four-year-old Marcel Lazar pleaded guilty Wednesday morning at a hearing in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, to unauthorized access to computers and identity theft.


  3. Sanders Campaign Down to Less Than $6 Million in CashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 21 | ABC News

    Bernie Sanders' campaign had less than $6 million at the start of May, a critical cash shortage as he makes an admittedly tough final play to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. Sanders' rival had five times as much money, according to new Federal Election Commission filings, beginning the month with $30 million in the bank.


  4. American IS Fighter: I Made a Bad DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | ABC News

    The American Islamic State group fighter who handed himself over to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq earlier this week said he made "a bad decision" in joining the IS, according to a heavily edited interview he gave to an Iraqi Kurdish television station. In the TV interview, which aired late Thursday night, Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 26, from Alexandria, Virginia detailed his weeks-long journey from the United States to London, Amsterdam, Turkey, through Syria and finally to the IS-controlled Iraqi city of Mosul.


  5. Virginia Man Fighting for ISIS Captured in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | ABC News

    The Kurdish Peshmerga captured an ISIS fighter from Alexandria, Virginia, in northern Syria Monday, according to a local commander and a senior U.S. official. It's unclear if Amin is American.


  6. Iraqi Woman Charged With Role in Kayla Mueller's DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | ABC News

    The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department says. Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, admitted after her capture last May that she and her husband kept Mueller captive along with several other young female hostages, according to an FBI affidavit filed in the case.


  7. Sales Grow as Powerball Jackpot Soars to $800 MillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2016 | ABC News

    With Powerball sales breaking previous records, the odds are growing that someone will win Saturday night's $800 million jackpot - but if no one matches all the numbers, the next drawing is expected to soar past $1 billion. For this weekend's record drawing, about 65 percent of the possible number combinations will have been bought, officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game, said Friday.


  8. Teen Mom Photos Cause Controversy at High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | ABC News

    Self portraits posted to Instagram by Hannah Talbert and chosen for the yearbook are now at the center of controversy at Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, Virginia. When Hannah Talbert, 17, posted photos of her growing belly on Instagram , she didn't realize that it would become the focus of a debate over First Amendment rights.


  9. Pop-Up Weddings: Tie the Knot Anywhere in Under Ten MinutesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2015 | ABC News

    It's 3 p.m. on a Saturday in Washington, D.C .' s Renwick Gallery and the main exhibit is packed with tourists.


  10. Wisconsin Loosens Campaign Finance Rules for 'Dark Money'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2015 | ABC News

    Advocates on all sides of the campaign finance debate are watching Wisconsin , where new laws are removing limits on the use and reporting of "dark money" from secret sources. Wisconsin, like other states, limits how much money individuals can contribute to the campaign committees for political candidates and ballot measures.


  11. Muslim Cabbie Who Says Passenger Attacked Him Awarded $350KRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 | ABC News

    A Muslim cab driver who said a passenger berated and physically attacked him over his religion was awarded $350,000 in damages by a federal civil jury. The jury in Alexandria, Virginia , found Monday that Ed Dahlberg assaulted Mohamed Salim in 2013 and that Dahlberg's actions were motivated by animosity toward the cabbie's religion.


  12. Photos Show Wedding Party Making the Most of Getting Trapped in ElevatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | ABC News

    Liz Copeland and Harry Stein, along with their wedding party, were trapped in an elevator before the ceremony this weekend in Alexandria, Va., on Oct. 10, 2015. Pulling off the perfect wedding is stressful enough when the ceremony isn't delayed by the entire bridal party getting stuck in an elevator.


  13. How an Army Veteran Finds Peace in CeramicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | ABC News

    It wasn't until the third time Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows was hit by a blast that he realized something was wrong. "My whole lower part of my body was going numb.


  14. Man Tries to Revive Torture Claims Against Ex-OfficerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | ABC News

    A Somali man who says he was tortured and shot by an ex-Somali military officer now living in Virginia is trying to revive a key portion of his international lawsuit against the ex-officer. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond heard arguments in Farhan Warfaa's case Wednesday.


  15. Watch: More Than 1,000 Items Recovered at DC's 'Beach' ExhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | ABC News

    Ilana Cohen, 9, of Alexandria, Va., jumps into a sea of plastic balls at "The Beach", an interactive architectural installation inside the National Building Museum in Washington, July 17, 2015. As the tide begins to recede from the National Building Museum's "Beach" exhibit in Washington, DC , and volunteers start the process of packing up the massive ball pit, more and more buried treasure are being found.


  16. Today in HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2015 | ABC News

    On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, Louisiana, bringing floods that devastated New Orleans. More than 1,800 people in the region died.


  17. Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers Bombing ArrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | ABC News

    A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Ahmed al-Mughassil , described by the FBI in 2001 as the head of the military wing of Saudi Hezbollah , is suspected of leading the attack that killed 19 U.S. service personnel and wounded almost 500 people.


  18. From Rents to Haircuts, Americans Start to Feel Price HikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2015 | ABC News

    For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up. The price increases remain modest.


  19. From Rents to Haircuts, Americans Start to Feel Price HikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | ABC News

    In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 photo, visitors arrive for the grand opening of Gibson Santa Monica, a new luxury apartment complex in downtown Santa Monica, Calif. Residential rents, the biggest driver of inflation in 2015, climbed 3.5 percent in June from a year earlier, the fifth straight month with an annual gain of that size.


  20. Walker Announces Senior Presidential Campaign TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | ABC News

    Gov. Scott Walker announced the leaders of his presidential campaign team on Friday, a mixture of longtime, close advisers from Wisconsin, employees of the Republican National Committee and veterans of previous national races. Walker's naming of the nearly two-dozen top appointments comes nearly two weeks after he officially launched his 2016 bid.


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