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WASHINGTON (AP) The Food and Drug Administration is warning several companies it says are still selling banned flavored cigarettes to U.S. consumers online. The agency sent letters to more than a dozen Web-based companies directing them to stop selling the products and asking the companies to describe in writing what action they have taken.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations has condemned yesterday's shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, though it's not known whether the shooter was Muslim. The group issued a statement condemning the shootings as a "cowardly attack." They say no political or religious ideology could ever justify or excuse such violence.

WASHINGTON (AP) The biological father of one of two girls whose bodies were kept in their adopted mother's freezer in Maryland has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the District of Columbia and the Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church. Michael Muhammad's lawsuit seeks $75 million in damages.

WASHINGTON (AP) First lady Michelle Obama asked middle-school children about science during a visit to the Energy Department. She visited the department yesterday, praising agency employees for their role in energy security.

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