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WASHINGTON (AP) A Washington woman has received a year of probation for illegally looking up celebrities' passport applications while working for the State Department. Authorities say 58-year-old Susan Holloman had pleaded guilty in November to a single count of unauthorized computer access.

WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say 28 people arrested on the Capitol steps today have been charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly. U.S. Capitol Police arrested a total of 42 people protesting what they consider President Barack Obama's broken promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.

WASHINGTON (AP) Donations to U.S. charities for Haiti earthquake relief are outpacing donations from the days after the Asian tsunami in 2004 but have slowed compared with the outpouring of gifts following Hurricane Katrina. By today, $305 million has been donated to U.S. charities for Haiti aid.

WASHINGTON (AP) The National Museum of American History is acquiring a collection of food stamps and their early designs from the Agriculture Department to be kept with an archive of paper money and coins. Food coupons have since been phased out for electronic cards.

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