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Avalon Park, Chicago, IL, US

RT @RikkiKlausWESH: #BREAKING: #DCF now getting involved in case of 2-mo/o left in hot vehicle in Avalon Park. @WESH - @WESH


Washington, DC, US

#BREAKING: DC Police say an officer shot a male suspect on Minnesota Avenue SE at Burns Street SE. Police say the suspect is conscious. - @nbcwashington


Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, US

President Obama visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center in DC, met with 12 service members, family members - pool report via @NBCNews

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gun control

Federal judge puts on hold his ruling that overturned Washington DC's long-standing ban on carrying handguns in public places - @washingtonpost

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Washington Metro

Washington Metro launches 1st phase of service on long-awaited Silver Line to the public - @nbcwashington

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Photo: President Obama meets with Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and Neil Armstrong's widow Carol in Oval Office - White House via @markknoller

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Photo: President Obama's message in Netherlands embassy Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash condolence book; 'we will not rest until we are certain that justice is done' - @ZekeJMiller

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, IL

#BREAKING NEWS: WASHINGTON (AP) - FAA tells US airlines all flights to Tel Aviv airport in Israel prohibited for 24 hours. - @WTHRcom


Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Photo: President Obama signs Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 condolence book at Embassy of The Netherlands in Washington, DC - @petermaercbs

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

White House says President Obama is visiting the Netherlands embassy in Washington, DC, to sign a condolence book over those killed on MH17 - @DavidNakamura

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United States Capitol, Washington, DC, US

Capitol Police investigating suspicious substance at US Capitol Visitor Center; people asked to avoid area until further notice - @visitthecapitol

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Photo: Activists gather outside US State Department in support of Palestine - via @smahaskey

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Washington, DC, US

Capitol Police arrest staffer for Rep. Tom Marino, R-Penn., for carrying handgun into Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC - @rollcall

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The White House, Washington, DC, US

White House reportedly on lock down due to 'unattended package' by the fence line of the North Lawn - @RebeccaJarvis

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Washington, DC, US

Meridian Charter School in Washington, DC, evacuated after abandoned backpack found - @WNEW

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Washington, DC, US

#BREAKING: 8-month-old dies at home daycare in Donelson; Police, DCS investigating: http://t.co/ZfJBn5tUEQ http://t.co/lbDeTPc8U9 via @WKRN - @6News


Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, US

Photo: Thunder and lightning on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC - @jeffzeleny

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for area including New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, until 8 pm ET - via @weatherchannel

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White House: Vice President Biden, King Abdullah II of Jordan discuss Syria, Iraq and Gaza during meeting at Naval Observatory - @WhiteHouse

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Barack Obama

Photo: President Obama returns to White House after trips to Colorado, Texas - @dsupervilleap

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