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WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas has pleaded guilty to carrying a pistol without a license in the District of Columbia, a felony conviction that could jeopardize his future in the NBA. Arenas pleaded guilty to violating the city's gun laws as part of a plea bargain in D.C. Superior Court.

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is joining the lineup for the Kennedy Center's annual Martin Luther King Junior Day celebration. The White House says Obama will speak during the first part of the show Monday. He'll then join his family in the presidential box for his first King holiday as president.

WASHINGTON (AP) An adult lion named Lusaka has died at the National Zoo. Zoo officials said Lusaka's health had been in decline for months, and she died last night. The official cause of death had not been determined today.

WASHINGTON (AP) The National Symphony Orchestra will donate proceeds from a concert next week to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Income from the January 22nd Washington concert will be sent to the Haiti Relief and Development Fund of the American Red Cross.

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