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2 Dead in Shootings at Maryland Mall, Grocery Store

Police have a possible suspect in custody

(Newser) - Two people are dead following shootings at a shopping mall and grocery store Friday in Maryland, and police have a possible suspect in custody. The first shooting took place around 11am outside the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, with two men and one woman hit, Fox 5 DC reports. Two... More »

Cops: Neighbor Spied on Woman With Selfie-Stick

Bethesda woman allegedly recorded by peeping tom for over a year

(Newser) - Peeping Toms have officially entered the 21st century. A 60-year-old man in Bethesda, Md., is accused of using a camera mounted on a selfie stick to record videos of a neighbor for more than a year—including at least one when she was naked, the AP reports. Donald Frazier Beard... More »

Suspect Denied Bail in Yoga Worker's Killing, Fake Rape

She made up alleged assailants: cops

(Newser) - A woman who police say brutally killed a co-worker at an upscale yoga shop in Bethesda, then claimed that both women had been violently raped, is being held without bail after her first hearing today. "Her cunning and her ability to lie is almost unparalleled," a Maryland state's... More »

Medical Exam: Obama Is 'Fit for Duty'

But he should continue smoking cessation, lower cholesterol

(Newser) - President Obama is in "excellent health" and "fit for duty," the White House physician said today after the 48-year-old commander in chief's first checkup since he took office. According to a White House release, Navy Capt. Jeffrey Kuhlman recommended that Obama "continue smoking cessation efforts" and... More »

Obama Gets 1st Physical Exam as President

Told to come back when he's 50; results expected later today

(Newser) - Barack Obama has finished his first medical checkup as president and knows when he's supposed to go see the doctor again—when he's 50. The 48-year-old Obama had a physical examination today at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. His last one was in January 2007, when he... More »

School Day Includes Obamas-Teacher Conference

President makes surprise visit to Malia's, Sasha's classrooms

(Newser) - Third- and sixth-grade teachers at the private Sidwell Friends School knew Michelle Obama planned to attend today's scheduled parent-teacher conferences, but they weren't warned to expect her companion: President Obama. The first couple's trip to Sasha's Bethesda, Md., school and Malia's Washington classroom was low-key, for a presidential motorcade—... More »

America's 20 Smartest Small Towns

Where brains and high property values meet

(Newser) - America's brainiest small towns boast high property values and high culture. Forbes lists the nation's smartest:
  1. Bethesda, Md.: Nearby Georgetown and the National Institutes of Health draw brainy folk to Bethesda, which has a rate of advanced degrees five times higher than the nation's.
  2. Wellesley, Mass.: Home to two private
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Huge Pipe Break Traps DC-Area Drivers

Boats used for rescue as 4-foot-deep, frigid water gushes around cars in Md. suburb

(Newser) - Rescuers in helicopters scrambled to pull motorists from frigid floodwaters unleashed by a massive water pipe break this morning on a commuter road just outside Washington. TV images showed two people in a minivan climbing into a basket lowered from a helicopter overhead. Rescuers also used a boat to save... More »

Choi Takes First AT&T National

South Korean finishes 9 under in first run of Tiger's tournament

(Newser) - South Korean K.J. Choi shot a final-round 68 to win the first annual AT&T National tournament yesterday. Choi, fresh off his victory at the Jack Nicklaus Memorial five weeks ago, overcame Stuart Appleby's two-shot lead in the final round, capping his masterful play with a birdie from the... More »

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