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  1. Sarah Brady, gun control activist, diesRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    Sarah Kemp Brady, who became an activist for gun control after her husband was shot in the head in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has died. In an email, relatives said Brady died Friday in a retirement community in Alexandria, Virginia, after battling pneumonia.


  2. Marshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospitalRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    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. The escape by Wossen Assaye, 42, of Arlington, from Inova Fairfax Hospital prompted questions as to why two guards assigned to him were insufficient to prevent his escape, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia Bobby Mathieson said Tuesday.


  3. Bitter cold temperatures following the latest winter stormRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    For the South, the storm that dumped a foot of snow in some places was only the beginning. Temperatures in the teens will grip the region over the next few days, freezing and refreezing the snow and ice, making the roads as hazardous as they were during the height of the storm.


  4. Man pleads guilty in Megaupload case brought to USRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    An Estonian man has pleaded guilty in what prosecutors say was a massive copyright-piracy scheme run through the now-defunct website Megaupload. Andrus Nomm pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit copyright infringement in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.


  5. Jury faces full day of deliberations in CIA leak caseRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    Jurors are conferring for a second day on the fate of an ex-CIA officer accused of leaking secrets about a classified operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. The federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, heard closing arguments Thursday and began its deliberations in the afternoon.


  6. King Abdullah a gradual modernizer in Saudi ArabiaRead the original story

    Jun 27, 2014 | My Mother Lode

    His changes looked minute to the outside world. But in a kingdom where ultra-conservative Muslim clerics have long held a lock on all aspects of society, King Abdullah's incremental reforms echoed mightily.


  7. Metro victim remembered as woman of faith, familyRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    In many ways, Carol Glover was like hundreds of thousands of Washington-area commuters who ride the nation's second-busiest rail system. Born in Washington, she spent more than 20 years working as a contractor for the federal government.


  8. PBS to make a new drama based on Civil War nursesRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    PBS is making a Civil War drama focusing on the stories of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict. The six-episode series is being produced by Ridley Scott and David Zucker. 1 comment

  9. Deadly subway malfunction leaves many unanswered questionsRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    Commuters are demanding information after an electrical malfunction filled a Washington subway tunnel with smoke, forcing hundreds to evacuate and sending dozens to the hospital. Was the train's evacuation Monday afternoon unnecessarily delayed? Were passengers given the right information? And what caused the death of a female passenger? Authorities in the nation's capital had no immediate answers Tuesday.


  10. Suspected Honduran drug kingpins extradited to USRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2014 | My Mother Lode

    Two Honduran brothers suspected of running one of the world's largest drug-trafficking rings have been extradited to the U.S. and charged in federal court. The Valle Valle brothers, 42-year-old Miguel Arnulfo and 45-year-old Luis Alonso, made initial appearances in Alexandria, Virginia, on Friday, a day after being extradited from Honduras.


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