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WASHINGTON (AP) A high-rise office building near Union Station has been evacuated after authorities found a suspicious package with white powder. D.C. officials say it was found in the mailroom of the American Psychological Association Offices today. Crews have not identified any toxic or hazardous material but the substance will be taken to a lab for more testing.

WASHINGTON (AP) Former mayor Marion Barry has been censured by the D.C. Council over a report that accuses him of violating conflict-of-interest laws. The report says the conflict came after Barry helped award a $15,000 city contract to a woman he had a sexual relationship with.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 27, 2015

You can see a play about a girl whose world shifts from black and white to full color. An exhibit of abstract paintings is on view in D.C.

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Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?
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Plan To Limit License Plate Tracking In Virginia Gets Bipartisan Support

Technology allows Virginia police officers to scan the license plates of passing drivers, but lawmakers want to limit how long they're allowed to hold onto that information.

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Facebook Suffers Self-Inflicted Outage

A Facebook statement said the disruption was caused by a technical change it made to the site and wasn't a cyberattack. The outage lasted an hour.

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