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WASHINGTON (AP) Attorneys handling the Chandra Levy murder case say an FBI forensic analyst mistakenly contaminated evidence from the site where the federal intern's body was found. At a hearing Friday, attorneys revealed the FBI analyst mistakenly contaminated the evidence with some of her own DNA. She has since been fired.

WASHINGTON (AP) Parking garages usually aren't the most attractive buildings in a city, but they are the subject of a new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington. The exhibit, "House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage," opens Saturday and is on view until July 2010. It is the first major exhibit to explore the history of the familiar structures.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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