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Edgar Allen Poe grave visitor comes nevermore, yet mystery lingers

BALTIMORE -- From the tombstone of Edgar Allan Poe, one can reach the street by taking a narrow dirt path between two tall stone mausoleums and crouching for a few steps underneath a portion of Westminster Hall.. This was a favorite getaway route for the Poe Toaster, the mysterious man

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Wall debuts with 14; Wizards top Hawks

WASHINGTON -- John Wall gave his teammates a lift with 14 points and four assists in his first game of the season, and the worst-in-NBA Washington Wizards have their first winning streak after a 93-83 victory Saturday night over the Atlanta Hawks.Wall's playing time will be limited as

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Seahawks beat Redskins, now face Falcons on Sunday

Seattle comes back to beat Washington 24-14 after Redskins QB Robert Griffin III leaves late in the game with an injury, and now faces the top-seeded Falcons in Atlanta next Sunday.

Rookie quarterbacks lead Redskins, Seahawks in wild card playoffs

WASHINGTON -- How convenient. Those who can't decide between Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson are literally getting a playoff.. RG3 or RW3? They've only had two of the best two rookie seasons for quarterbacks in NFL history, according to the numbers. Time to compare and contrast as much as

Unbeaten Falcons try to contain RG3, Redskins

WASHINGTON -- Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III back-to-back. That hardly seems fair.. "It's been a long two weeks, I can assure you that," Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said, "in terms of our preparation.". The upside for the Falcons is that they won the first

Black eye, goal for Wambach in win for US

Abby Wambach lay on her stomach, kicking the turf in pain from a freshly minted black eye. Had she been somewhere other than a soccer field, she might have responded differently to her aggressor.

US women open Olympics with comeback win over France

An early start to the Olympics turned into an early hole for the U.S. women's soccer team, which gave up two quick goals before unleashing an attack the rest of the world will find hard to stop.

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Girl, 6, is youngest ever in National Spelling Bee

McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- The youngest person ever to qualify for the National Spelling Bee was running around in a stream with a friend, hunting for rocks. Suddenly, she came charging up the bank and headed straight for her mother.. "Hold on to that basalt," Lori Anne Madison said

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Toledo holds off Air Force 42-41 in Military Bowl

High-scoring affair ends on Falcons' missed two-point conversion in final minute

Shaq, controversy mark final day of Scripps Spelling Bee

WASHINGTON -- Even Shaquille O'Neal got overshadowed by a bit of controversy at the spelling bee.O'Neal walked onstage Friday at the Scripps National Spelling Bee and challenged last year's winner to a spell-off, but the presence of the NBA great didn't generate anywhere near the passion created by a decision to suspend the semifinals so that there would be enough spellers left for ABC's primetime broadcast Friday night.

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