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WASHINGTON (AP) A Washington consultant has been indicted for allegedly conspiring to violate U.S. economic sanctions against Sudan. A federal indictment unsealed today says Robert Cabelly brokered business contracts and transactions benefiting Sudan without the approval of the U.S. government.

WASHINGTON (AP) Take the terms "bride" and "groom" off D.C. marriage licenses and replace them with the word "spouse." That's one change being suggested as supporters and opponents of a proposed bill to allow same-sex marriage in Washington take a hard look at the bill's language.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Coast Guard says holding a training exercise near the Pentagon on Sept. 11 this year was ill-advised, but didn't violate agency policies. The incident spooked the capital, sent FBI agents to the scene and grounded some flights from Reagan National Airport.

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