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Officer Injured, Hotel Fire, Gay Marriage, Police Scam and Robert E. Lee's Hair for Sale

Plus, coming soon to a home near you (if it hasn't already): the flu.

A letter, lock of hair and knife once owned by Robert E. Lee will be auctioned Saturday in Falls Church. Screen shot from online catalog. A letter, lock of hair and knife once owned by Robert E. Lee will be auctioned. (Screen shot of catalogue.)
A letter, lock of hair and knife once owned by Robert E. Lee will be auctioned Saturday in Falls Church. Screen shot from online catalog. A letter, lock of hair and knife once owned by Robert E. Lee will be auctioned. (Screen shot of catalogue.)
If it's happening in Fairfax County, odds are it's happening near you: Residents are dealing with a new type of financial threat, one that uses the long arm of the law to extort money.

See details of the scam and read more from our daily digest of news from across our Patches in Virginia and Washington, DC.

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