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WASHINGTON (AP) George Washington University's medical school has been taken off probation by its academic accrediting agency. Dean James Scott announced today that the Liaison Committee on Medical Education extended the school's full accreditation for eight years.

WASHINGTON (AP) A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by members of the nation's oldest black sorority, who sought to remove their president over alleged financial misdeeds. D.C. Superior Court Judge Natalia M. Combs Greene dismissed the lawsuit against Alpha Kappa Alpha on Monday.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Utah senator has filed legislation that would prevent D.C. from implementing a gay marriage bill until residents vote on the issue. The bill would ban the district from issuing same-sex marriage licenses until residents are allowed to vote on the issue.

WASHINGTON (AP) A D.C. fire official says three children are in critical condition after a fire in an apartment building. Firefighters were called to the 1900 block of Naylor Road southeast this morning and found smoke coming from the second floor of the three story building.

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