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WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police say a Pepco worker was shot in the neck after a group of teenagers harassed his maintenance crew. Police say the 52-year-old man was seriously wounded in the shooting last night, but he was conscious at the scene in northwest Washington and is expected to live. He was taken to a nearby hospital.

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says "the system didn't work the way it was supposed to" at last week's White House state dinner when an uninvited Virginia couple got in and shook hands with the president. But the presidents says he feels safe in the White House.

WASHINGTON (AP) An expedition of researchers from zoos in the U.S., Panama and Mexico to save healthy frogs from a fast-spreading fungus in Panama may have come too late. The researchers are announcing their findings today.

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