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VRE kicks off major expansion plan with new Spotsylvania station

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Cooler and cloudier today, with moderate to heavy rain tonight

Cooler and cloudier today, with moderate to heavy rain tonight

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McLean boy critically injured in sledding accident rebounds

McLean boy critically injured in sledding accident rebounds

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SP/HEALING -- Monica and Ben Barlow during an Orioles' game at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. Baseball always played an important role in Ben Barlow's relationship with his wife Monica, who was director of media relations for the Baltimore Orioles. At home games, Barlow would often sit alone, waiting for Monica to visit in the middle innings to chat about their respective days. “If I was going to see her during the baseball season, I’d better be at the game,” he says. Barlow would often take in 40 or more home games a year, plus several road trips and spring training, in order to be with Monica. Monica was dignosed with lung cancer in Sept. 2009. Photo courtesy of Ben Barlow

Monica and Ben Barlow. (Courtesy Ben Barlow)

Baseball helped unite them.
After her death, it sustains him.

Ben Barlow is finding solace at Camden Yards, where his wife worked for the Baltimore Orioles.

‘You have lost 7. It is okay to cry.’

‘You have lost 7. It is okay to cry.’

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Want a side of vocal fry with that?

Want a side of vocal fry with that?

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With the end of Squirrel Week,
the results of a special photo contest

With the end of Squirrel Week, <br>the results of a special photo contest

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