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WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty says the city will be ready when federal workers return to work Tuesday after a storm dumped 18 inches of snow on the region. Fenty said Monday that 330 plow trucks are being deployed for the sixth time.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty says a police officer is on desk duty after Internet videos showed him waving his gun during a mass snowball fight on a city street. Fenty says the police department's internal affairs office is investigating reports that the plainclothes officer pulled a gun after he and his personal car were hit by snowballs.

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