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Headlines: Train Track Death, Missing Person, Confederate Mandates, Abduction Escape, and Bao Bao's First Selfie

Plus, animal control agents on alert for 'lost' birds a long way from home.

Anyone who sees the Eared Grebes should call for an Animal Control Officer at 703-691-4131. (Courtesy Photo)
Anyone who sees the Eared Grebes should call for an Animal Control Officer at 703-691-4131. (Courtesy Photo)

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A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a train near the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Burke Centre Station on Wednesday. A train was traveling southbound from Washington, D.C. to Manassas when the accident occurred.

Read more about the circumstances of the incident and more in our daily digest of news from across our Patches in Virginia and Washington, D.C., above.


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