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WASHINGTON (AP) A Chevy Chase scientist who had worked for the Defense Department has been arrested on espionage charges. The Justice Department says Stewart David Nozette as been charged with attempting to communicate with a person suspected of being an Israeli intelligence officer.

WASHINGTON (AP) A fire that destroyed the northwest Washington home of former D.C. school board president Peggy Cooper Cafritz has been ruled accidental. Investigators say the fire last July might have begun with oil used to treat some patio furniture.

WASHINGTON (AP) A bigger font, more graphics and new movie reviews are all part of a makeover for The Washington Post. The venerable Washington daily says the redesign is the biggest it has undertaken since 1998.

WASHINGTON (AP) A federal appeals court says it won't reconsider a decision declaring police checkpoints unconstitutional in one Washington neighborhood. The city had asked for a hearing before the entire appeals court about the checkpoints that were set up the Trinidad neighborhood.

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