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WASHINGTON (AP) The attention-hungry couple who crashed the Obama administration's first state dinner have admitted to a federal official they went without a confirmed invitation just in case they got approved at the last minute. Tareq and Michaele Salahi claimed a dead cell phone battery prevented them from hearing a voicemail earlier that day advising them they did not make the guest list.

WASHINGTON (AP) Prosecutors say three people, including two correctional officers, are charged with taking bribes to smuggle contraband to inmates at the D.C. Correctional Treatment Facility. The complaints allege that the three smuggled cell phones and an iPod into the D.C. center.

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