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WASHINGTON (AP) A man accused of posing as a U.S. Secret Service agent and entering the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is scheduled to appear in court today for a competency hearing. Forty-six-year-old Frederick Nickerson was arrested last week after authorities say he displayed a fake badge and demanded to meet HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Defense Department review of the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, has found the doctors overseeing Maj. Nidal Hasan's medical training continued to move him through the ranks. The review shows he was moved despite their repeated concerns over his strident views on Islam and his inappropriate behavior.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police say a woman awoke to find a stranger cuddling her in bed. Police say they don't know how the man got into the Glover Park home early yesterday.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30, 2015

Folk music descends on Vienna this weekend. Elsewhere in Virginia, jazz music takes over a performing arts venue. 

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You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Wet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.

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