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White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before two police dogs took him down.

"Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said.

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Dynax expansion in Botetourt County to bring $32 million investment and 75 new jobs

Dynax America is planning a $32 million expansion in Botetourt County that will create 75 new jobs.

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Commissioners propose seceding from Florida

Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.

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Washington monitoring Canada shootings

Washington -- one of the world's most secure cities -- is reacting cautiously following the attacks at Canada's Parliament Hill.

Ottawa, Canada shooting

Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

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Day one for Ebola czar

The seasoned Democratic operative President Barack Obama tapped last week to head his administration's Ebola fight got to work on Wednesday, though Ron Klain's new job is expected to unfold out…

Ron Klain

Fowle's emotional arrival home from N. Korea

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family.

Jeffrey Fowle at home

Palins describe brawl in police recordings

Bristol Palin describes being dragged through the grass and called a series of obscenities during a massive brawl last month in recordings of Anchorage police interviews that CNN obtained…

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The President's club: How golf took over the White House

American Presidents have come and gone -- but one club tends to unite them all.

So often a meeting point for the captains of politics and industry, the golf course has been one of the most…

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Election issue: Why people still feel the economy stinks

U.S. unemployment is down. Consumer confidence is up. Inflation is low. Things are improving, yet Americans are still worried.

Job fair

Obama's ISIS, Ebola 'mission creep'

President Barack Obama is loading new missions on the U.S. military with fast-expanding mandates and no certain end dates as he grapples with the threats posed by ISIS and Ebola.

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'Wastebook': All that fits in pork barrel

Monkeys taught how to gamble and play video games. People paid to watch grass grow. Swedish massages given to rabbits. These are just a few examples from the 100 entry-long list in a book…

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Ex-official: U.S. lost track of terrorists

Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services' reach, a former top intelligence official said Tuesday.

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Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, the charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has…

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VDOT to score and prioritize future construction projects

In an effort to most effectively use what cash the Virginia Department of Transportation has, the Commonwealth Transportation Board will now score projects competing for state funding.

Bradlee was an icon, journalists say

The death of Ben Bradlee, the iconic editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and the Pentagon Papers, saddened the industry he influenced Tuesday…

Ben Bradlee and Bill Clinton

Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit different worlds

Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts?

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No consensus on Roanoke precinct plans

There is still more controversy than consensus, as Roanoke considers how to realign its voting precincts.  After Monday night's city council meeting, there are two competing plans on the table,…

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Mental exam set in White House intruder case

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a full mental competency screening for Omar Gonzalez, who is accused of jumping the White House fence, after a disputed initial examination found him not…

Omar Gonzalez

White House corrects record on 'unpaid bills'

The White House has issued on Tuesday a corrected official transcript of a speech President Barack Obama gave Monday at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago to include a joke he made about having…

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New White House fence jumper

White House fence jumper quickly detained

Dynax

Dynax expansion in Botetourt County to bring...

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Commissioners propose seceding from Florida

Ottawa, Canada shooting

Washington monitoring Canada shootings

Obama on the phone with Putin

Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

Ron Klain

Day one for Ebola czar

Jeffrey Fowle at home

Fowle's emotional arrival home from N. Korea

Bristol Palin fight

Palins describe brawl in police recordings

Obama Boehner golf

The President's club: How golf took over the...

Job fair

Election issue: Why people still feel the...

Obama Ukraine press conf

Obama's ISIS, Ebola 'mission creep'

Sen. Tom Coburn

'Wastebook': All that fits in pork barrel

Matt Olsen

Ex-official: U.S. lost track of terrorists

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Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

VDOT to score and prioritize future...

Ben Bradlee and Bill Clinton

Bradlee was an icon, journalists say

Donkey Elephant Democrat Republican

Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit...

roanoke voting precincts

No consensus on Roanoke precinct plans

Omar Gonzalez

Mental exam set in White House intruder case

Obama Kansas speech nationalism

White House corrects record on 'unpaid bills'

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