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WASHINGTON (AP) A scientist has been notified that he faces espionage charges, by a federal judge in Washington. Scientist Stewart David Nozette made an initial appearance before a U.S. magistrate today on charges of attempting to sell classified secrets.

WASHINGTON (AP) First lady Michelle Obama says the work Department of Veterans Affairs employees are doing is "vital." She told VA workers in Washington that she and President Barack Obamam are proud of those serving veterans and those in uniform.

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