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Va. Manhunt Ends After 9 Hours—on DC Bus

Wossen Assaye was described as 'dangerous' after fleeing Fairfax hospital

(Newser) - Police have nabbed the prisoner who broke out of a hospital in northern Virginia this morning, barefoot and clad only in a hospital gown, after a nine-hour manhunt that put Inova Fairfax Hospital on lockdown. Wossen Assaye was apprehended near DC's Pennsylvania Avenue, reports NBC Washington, and the man... More »

GOP Targets Suburbs for 2010

Hopes malaise over health care, national debt will help win them back

(Newser) - Republicans are convinced that the road to a takeover of the House is lined with white picket fences. Suburbia is the key to the 2010 elections, strategists from both parties tell the Wall Street Journal . An influx of minorities and the college educated—both groups that lean left—has shaded... More »

Va. Tech Never Knew of Shooter's Disorder

Cho was exposed to ridicule for condition

(Newser) - Fairfax County school officials knew that the outcast student who shot dead 32 people at Virginia Tech had selective mutism, a serious social anxiety disorder that prevented him from speaking in many situations. But federal privacy laws blocked disclosure of that information to Virginia Tech, reports the Washington Post More »

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