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  1. 'Monday at 11:01 a.m.' was inspired by Stephen King's writingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Washington Times

    It's an idea that Stephen King would have been proud of, said Charles Agron , the star and writer of the new suspense thriller "Monday at 11:01 a.m.," now playing at the AMC Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria, Virginia. "I'm a huge fan of making scary films, but I also like to kind of put layers to the story," Mr. Agron told The Washington Times of the new film, adding he was influenced by "The Twilight Zone" series of twisted tales.

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  2. Fedora's Tar Heels get recruiting bump from 11-win seasonRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Washington Times

    North Carolina carried momentum from an 11-win season and a trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game into national signing day. The Tar Heels unveiled a 26-player class - including seven January enrollees - that earned top-25 nationally from both Rivals and Scout recruiting services.

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  3. Ardit Ferizi, suspected Islamic State hacker, extradited to U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Washington Times

    A Kosovo man has been extradited from Malaysia to Virginia to face charges that he hacked into a computer system and supplied the Islamic State with the personal details of more than 1,000 U.S. service members and federal employees. Ardit Ferizi, 20, made his first court appearance Thursday before Magistrate Judge Ivan Davis in Alexandria, Virginia, after being taken into U.S. custody the previous day.

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  4. From college dropout to Kendrick Lamar's liner notesRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 24 | Washington Times

    Yudu Gray Jr. knew not to ask his guests too many questions. On a frigid night in January 2015, he waited for them at his office on the outskirts of the District.

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  5. PBS Civil War miniseries a Mercy Streeta lives in AlexandriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Washington Times

    Reminders of the Civil War still abound in Alexandria , Virginia, which the new PBS miniseries "Mercy Street" appropriates to apply a veneer of authenticity to its historical drama. Set in Union Army-occupied Alexandria and based on real people, places and events, the television program highlights actual locations in its fictional portrayals, such as the Mansion House Hotel, which was commandeered as a hospital, and Carlyle House, an elegant 18th century mansion behind the hotel.

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  6. Sales grow as Powerball jackpot soars to $900 millionRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2016 | Washington Times

    Lottery fans, take heart. Officials say the odds are growing that someone will win the $900 million Powerball jackpot, which grew by $100 million just hours before Saturday night's drawing.

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  7. Sales grow as Powerball jackpot soars to $800 millionRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2016 | Washington Times

    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.

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  8. What's cooking: A new year look back: Favorite dishes from 2015Read the original story

    Jan 6, 2016 | Washington Times

    To start the new year I'll tell you about my favorite dishes in the year just past. They're not from the city's haute cuisine establishments, but from the midrange restaurants.

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  9. New director named for Alexandria VA Health Care SystemRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2015 | Washington Times

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the appointment of Peter Dancy Monday. Dancy has held several leadership positions in major medical centers within the VA and in the private sector According to a release received by The Town Talk Dancy served for 22 years as a U.S. Army Medical Service Corps Officer.

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  10. Ricky Skaggs joins Ry Cooder and Sharon White for bluegrass tourRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2015 | Washington Times

    Separately, they are world class musicians: Ry Cooder, the legendary Grammy Award-winning powerhouse guitar virtuoso; Sharon White, the gospel singer with the voice of an angel and many accolades to show for it; and Ricky Skaggs, whose 40-year career has brought him 14 Grammy Awards, 8 CMA Awards, 9 ACM Awards and millions of fans. Together they are Cooder-White-Skaggs a newly formed powerhouse bluegrass combo which will be hitting The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

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  11. Republican campaigns discuss debate concerns at secret meetingRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2015 | Washington Times

    Republican presidential campaign aides huddled Sunday night at a suburban Washington hotel to discuss frustration with the televised debates, as the Republican National Committee shuffled its staff to insert more senior oversight into the process, The Washington Times has learned. The meeting in the Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, was called by Republican presidential front-runner Ben Carson, organized by Lindsey Graham's campaign manager Christian Ferry and featured longtime Republican establishment lawyer Ben Ginsberg as the "facilitator," according to Mr. Ferry 's email invitation.

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  12. Best Blu-ray horror TV: 'American Horror Story,' 'Walking Dead' and 'Supernatural'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | Washington Times

    Halloween approaches, and its multimedia ghouls beckon binge-watching, horror-cinema-enamored mortals to their entertainment rooms. In preparation for the viewing sessions, here's some suggestions of scary elevision shows recently released in the Blu-ray format sure to set the macabre mood.

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  13. Suspicious package forces closure of Woodrow Wilson BridgeRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2015 | Washington Times

    Prince George's County Fire Department officials say they've closed the inner loop of the Capital Beltway at the Wilson Bridge while they investigate a suspicious package mid-span on the bridge's pedestrian walkway. Fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the department's bomb squad received a call about the package on the span before noon Friday.

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  14. Payday lender customers want no federal interferenceRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2015 | Washington Times

    "Welcome to the store, Candace, what can we do for you today?" Elvis Murphy, a center manager for ACE Cash Express in Alexandria, Virginia, asked warmly as Candace Durvy approached the counter. Ms. Durvy, 27, had come to the payday lender to ask for an extension on her $500 cash advance, which was due in a few days.

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  15. Ahmed al-Mughassil, suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers bombing, arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | Washington Times

    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.

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  16. Army Corps of Engineers in Baltimore has new commanderRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2015 | Washington Times

    Col. Edward Chamberlayne took over Friday from Col J. Richard Jordan in a ceremony at Fort McHenry. Jordan served in the position for three years and is retiring.

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  17. Buffalo tours offer unique Wyoming experienceRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2015 | Washington Times

    Out on the open plains away from their busy lives in Alexandria, Virginia, a tight-knit family stood among some of the 2,700 bison at Durham Ranch near Wright. It was the first time they'd seen that many bison at one time and definitely a first for seeing them that up close and personal.

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  18. Wednesday's Sports In BriefRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2015 | Washington Times

    Rory McIlroy pulled out of the British Open at St. Andrews on Wednesday with an ankle injury, the first time in 61 years the defending champion will not be playing. McIlroy made the announcement by posting a photo on Instagram that showed his left ankle in an air cast, propped up as he watched Wimbledon on television.

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  19. Miki Sudo defends Nathana s Famous hot dog eating titleRead the original story

    Jul 4, 2015 | Washington Times

    Defending champion Miki Sudo captured the women's division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on Saturday with a flourish that emphasized strategy rather than condiments. The Las Vegas woman ate 38 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to claim the title for the second straight year, along with the $10,000 that comes with it.

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  20. Country Times: Lissy Rosemont bursts back on bluegrass sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Washington Times

    Miss Rosemont , the frontwoman of the Washington, D.C.-based Junior League Band, has not toured or recorded much lately because of family obligations. But that's all changing now as she prepares for the July 25 release of the group's latest recording, "Nowhere to Be."

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