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WASHINGTON (AP) After 10 months in office, President Barack Obama granted his first pardon to "Courage," a turkey spared the Thanksgiving table. The president said "Courage" will get to live out his life in Disneyland.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police have arrested a man suspected of throwing a fire bomb as a protest from atop his van stopped on a busy downtown Washington street. Police say the man stopped his van in an intersection Tuesday afternoon, climbed on the roof, unfurled a banner and threw a Molotov cocktail to the ground.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C.'s nonvoting delegate to Congress was one of 338 guests at the White House for President Obama's first state dinner. Eleanor Holmes Norton attended the dinner Tuesday night with her son. The dinner was given in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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