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WASHINGTON (AP) A publicist for the couple that crashed a White House state dinner denies they are ``shopping'' any interviews or demanding TV network payments to tell their story. The publicist also says Michaele and Tareq Salahi aren't making any formal comments to the media.

WASHINGTON (AP) Republican critics are urging their Senate counterparts to start over on a health care reform bill that comes up for Senate debate in Washington this week. But lawmakers say there's little chance of starting over on a plan the U.S. House already has haggled over at length.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 27, 2015

You can see a play about a girl whose world shifts from black and white to full color. An exhibit of abstract paintings is on view in D.C.

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Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?
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Plan To Limit License Plate Tracking In Virginia Gets Bipartisan Support

Technology allows Virginia police officers to scan the license plates of passing drivers, but lawmakers want to limit how long they're allowed to hold onto that information.

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Facebook Suffers Self-Inflicted Outage

A Facebook statement said the disruption was caused by a technical change it made to the site and wasn't a cyberattack. The outage lasted an hour.

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