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Va. Tech president testifies: ‘I tried my best’

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech’s president on Friday defended his actions during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, saying in court: “I tried my best.” President Charles Steger testified for two hours at a wrongful death trial brought ...

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Scientists question anthrax attack findings

HAGERSTOWN — Three scientists say they’re preparing a research paper questioning the government’s conclusion that an Army microbiologist at Fort Detrick in Frederick was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks. Louisiana State University epidemiologist Martin Hugh-Jones said Monday ...

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Frederick painting contractor charged in attack with medieval ax

FREDERICK — A Frederick painting contractor is charged with slashing an employee in the forearm with a medieval-style battle ax. Forty-four-year-old Andrew Scalera faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 24 into the incident early Monday morning. He didn’t return calls to ...

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Piracy includes failed attempts, prosecutors tell 4th Circuit

NORFOLK, Va. — The convictions of five Somali pirates sentenced to life in prison should be upheld because the definition of piracy under international law includes failed attempts, according to a court filing by federal prosecutors. The Somali men were ...

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Protestors rally against racism outside Baltimore courthouse

More than a dozen protesters gathered outside Baltimore City Circuit Court on Monday morning to seek the disbanding of Shomrim, a Jewish neighborhood watch group, after one of its members was charged with assaulting a black teenager in November.

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