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Beezin: Kids use lip balm on eyelids to get a high

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Plenty of us use lip balm to keep our lips nice and smooth when the weather is dry. But now, kids seem to be using one brand for something else. They're taking Burt's Bees -- which is made with beeswax and peppermint oil -- and rubbing it on their eyelids.

Downed wires close Fisher Ave in Poolesville

wusa9.com — POOLESVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- In Poolesville, wires fell down on Fisher Avenue at Wootton Avenue on Thursday morning, reports traffic anchor Monika Samtani. She suggests you use Cattail Rd instead. The scene is near Poolesville High School.

1 found dead in house fire in Germantown

wusa9.com — GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- One person is dead after a house fire in the 13500 block of Jamieson Place in Germantown, say Montgomery County fire officials. Firefighters were called to the house at approximately 7:30 a.m. Firefighters saw heavy fire at the house. One person was reported trapped inside the home.

Drug company objects to new Massachusetts rules

wusa9.com — BOSTON (AP) - A San Diego company that makes the new prescription painkiller Zohydro says it is disappointed with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to impose new restrictions on the drug after a federal judge said his attempt to ban it outright was unconstitutional.

AU student group to hold demonstration on Thursday

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- In an e-mail, members of the group 'No More Silence' at American University said students from the school will march on Thursday to condemn the contents of emails leaked from an unrecognized group of students. The leaked messages describe hitting and raping women, popping and trading pills, and heavy drinking.

Prince Charles' brother-in-law dies in NYC fall

wusa9.com — Mark Shand, Prince Charles' brother-in-law and the brother of Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, died Wednesday of head injuries from a fall outside a New York nightclub after a charity event. Police said Shand, 62, left the Gramercy Park Hotel's Rose Bar to smoke a cigarette about 2:30 a.m.

Suspects sought after reported gunshots in Md.

wusa9.com — FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Officials are looking for suspects after a reported shooting in Maryland. It happened on Wednesday at the 1100 block of Key Parkway. Police said several witnesses reported hearing gunfire after two groups were heard having a dispute. Witnesses said they saw several black males running from the scene.

LaRoche caps Nats comeback for 5-4 win over Angels

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - Adam LaRoche's tiebreaking RBI single off the first pitch from Fernando Salas capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals came back to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Wednesday night to avoid a sweep.

Woodley Park Mulls Zoo, African-American Day, Shootings

wusa9.com — Is there a deeper problem than just the Easter Monday shootings? Mola Lenghi reports. WUSA9 A series of shootings, fights and stabbings at the National Zoo's African-American Family day has the Woodley Park neighborhood considering their safety, and the zoo considering new security.

Inmate wants 'murder' tattoo removed before trial

wusa9.com — GREAT BEND, Kan. -- A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover it up.

Man pleads guilty to shooting at officers' homes

wusa9.com — SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A man serving time for shooting at a police officer's home in Delaware has pleaded guilty to similar crimes in Maryland. Twenty-one-year-old Orrin Joudrey of Delmar, Md., pleaded guilty to assault and malicious destruction of property in Wicomico County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
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Prince George's honors its heroes

wusa9.com — Prince George's County paused today to honor its public safety heroes, including a police officer who was injured trying to save a man from a burning car, and a firefighter who saved one of her own. Scott Broom reports. WUSA9 GREENBELT, Md.

NFL Schedule: Redskins open at Houston, close v. Dallas

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