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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.

Confederate general's hair, letter and knife, on display at Arlington House.
Confederate general's hair, letter and knife, on display at Arlington House.
By Todd Richissin

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