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WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say crews have extinguished several small equipment fires at the U.S. Government Printing Office. D.C. fire officials say the fire is believed to have started this afternoon in a shredder used to process waste paper for recycling.

WASHINGTON (AP) The speaker at today's prayer services at Howard University's dental school stressed to worshippers that Islam is a religion of moderation. Ramy Zamzam, a student at the dental school, is among five men detained in Pakistan after they allegedly sought to join up with terrorist groups.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Smithsonian Institution has lost $12.3 million in equipment, including 89 laptop computers, since 2005. Smithsonian Inspector General A. Sprightley Ryan told a congressional panel yesterday that the museum complex had not held employees accountable for pilfering Smithsonian property, mostly office equipment.

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