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'Star Wars' Christmas light display set to classic score

wusa9.com — ( WWLTV) -- The force is strong this holiday season at one Star Wars-loving home in California. A creative homeowner choreographed a Christmas light display to the music of Star Wars. The display is a jaw-dropping arrangement of 100,000 lights run by more than 12,000 separate channels.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @wusa9: VIDEO: 'Star Wars' Christmas light display set to classic score...and it's EPIC! on.wusa9.com/1wI17FV pic.twitter.com/rjzgYiSdZh

3 DC schools closed due to water issues

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Cleveland, Garrison and Seaton Elementary Schools are closed for students and staff Thursday, "due to the continuing issues with the water supply at the schools," says District of Columbia Public Schools spokesperson Melissa Salmanowitz.
Dec 18, 2014

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TV meteorologist shot in station parking lot

wusa9.com — EDDY, Texas - KCEN-TV's morning meteorologist was shot Wednesday in the parking lot of the station. About six hours later, authorities said they took a man into custody who was holed up in a house, calling him a person of interest but not identifying him as the gunman.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @wusa9: A meteorologist at our sister station @KCENNews was shot multiple times yesterday. Our thoughts are with them --> http://t.co/qC…

American contractor Alan Gross of Md. released from Cuban prison

wusa9.com — (WUSA9) -- Multiple media outlets are reporting that Alan Gross of Maryland, who has been in a Cuban prison for years, is being released. ABC News' Jim Avila reported that Gross was released "following humanitarian prisoner exchange." RELATED STORIES: Read or Share this story: http://on.wusa9.com/1DMoFhL
Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

RT @leslifoster: #BREAKING: Alan Gross of Maryland, held in a Cuban prison for 5 years, is now released. Speaks live @1:30pm: on.wusa9.com/1szLhI7 @wusa9

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Do Not Drink Advisory issued for part of NW DC

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A Do Not Drink Advisory has been issued for parts of Northwest, D.C. after customers reporters a petroleum-type smell in the area. DC Water has received reports of a petroleum-type smell in the area bounded by: South - Q St. NW and Rhode Island Ave.

Local Cuban-Americans divided on generational lines

wusa9.com — ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Local Cuban-Americans find themselves sharply divided along generation lines over the normalization of relations announced Monday by President Barack Obama and Cuban dictator Raul Castro. "I think its naive," said Joaquin Cabrejas, owner of the Cuban Corner restaurant. Cabrejas calls Cuban dictator Fidel Castro a maniac.

President to re-establish relations with Cuba

Sony to pull 'The Interview' over threats

wusa9.com — LOS ANGELES - The country's five biggest theater chains will not screen The Interview due to hacker threats, multiple sources say. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported that Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment have all pulled the plug on the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, which was set to open Christmas Day.
Dec 17, 2014

Sony to pull 'The Interview' over threats on.wusa9.com/1AIoMVY via @wusa9 How did some hackers punk the most powerful nation on earth?

Sheriffs support McAuliffe's plan to keep deputies off food stamps

wusa9.com — RICHMOND, Va. (WUSA9) -- In a meeting on Wednesday, Virginia's governor released a budge proposal that removes deputy sheriffs from eligibility of food stamps, and The Virginia Sheriff's' Association says it supports that proposal.
Dec 17, 2014

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WATCH LIVE: Building the Nats Park Winter Classic rink webcam

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- As Jan. 1 approaches, preparations are more than underway at Nationals Park for the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Watch a live webcam of the rink being built at Nats Park below, courtesy of NHL.com. Related Content: Read or Share this story: http://on.wusa9.com/1AEQKlb

Wife of accused child molester seems to admit husband's crime

wusa9.com — FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- A former Democratic Party leader in Falls Church may face some powerful evidence against him in a new child molestation case. Michael Gardner was re-arrested two months ago on new child sex assault charges after his conviction in a previous case was thrown out.
Dec 17, 2014

Former #FallsChurch Mayor & wife of Michael #Gardner, accused child molester, seems to admit husband's crime on.wusa9.com/1AD8TQA

Panthers outlast Capitals in longest NHL shootout

wusa9.com — SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Nick Bjugstad scored the game-winning goal in the longest shootout in NHL history to lift the Florida Panthers over the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Bjugstad's goal came in the 20th round of a shootout - on the 40th shot - and beat Braden Holtby on the right side.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @GameOnWUSA9: Panthers outlast Capitals in longest NHL shootout: The Florida Panthers defeated the Washington Capitals in th... bit.ly/1A91Y3i

Gadget detects very high suspicion of cell phone spying

wusa9.com — Tests using a device that monitors cell phones for spying identified "very high suspicion" in DC and near Ferguson, Mo. WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A WUSA9 investigation has identified "very high suspicion" levels for cell phone spying in Washington, D.C. and in tests in the Ferguson, Mo. Area.

Atheists seek end to ban on Godless public officials

wusa9.com — SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Maryland is one of only six states that maintains a ban on allowing people who do not believe in God from holding public office. Montgomery County State Senator Jamie Raskin says he supports a request from atheist organizations to change Maryland's constitution to eliminate the ban.
Dec 16, 2014

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Girl with diabetes meets Capitals' Alex Ovechkin

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Meeting a favorite athlete might be on any kid's Christmas list. Imagine having breakfast or spending the day with that person. That very thing happened to an eight-year-old with a chronic illness who was granted a wish to meet Caps captain Alexander Ovechkin.

Metro service on Silver, Orange, Blue lines suspended due to water main break

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Service is suspended on the Silver, Orange and Blue Metro lines between Farragut West and L'Enfant Plaza due to a water main break, according to Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel. Stessel says the water main break occurred at Metro Center at 12th and F Street.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @wusa9: #BREAKING UPDATE: Service now suspended on the Silver, Orange, Blue lines between McPherson Square & L'Enfant Plaza: http://t.co…

Dec 16, 2014

RT @wusa9: Metro service on Silver, Orange, Blue lines suspended due to water main break --> on.wusa9.com/1zrGYnp

Dec 16, 2014

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Nordstrom fires employee, citing Facebook comments

wusa9.com — PORTLAND, Ore. - Nordstrom has fired a Portland employee after the sales associate apparently posted a controversial statement using his personal Facebook page advocating the killing of police officers. "What our former employee chose to post from his personal account does not in any way reflect our views as a company," said Tara Darrow, a Nordstrom corporate affairs spokeswoman.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @wusa9: Nordstrom fires employee, citing Facebook comments advocating the killing of police officers --> on.wusa9.com/1GqABDV

1 dead, 2 injured in Franconia fire