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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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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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