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WASHINGTON (AP) A teenager accused in a fatal shooting believed to have set off a chain of retaliatory violence in southeast D.C. is due back in court today. Nineteen-year-old Sanquan Carter is charged with second-degree murder in the March 22 killing of Jordan Howe.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. officials say classes will continue as normal at Eastern Senior High School after a fire at a construction site at the school. The fire broke out yesterday afternoon on the roof of the school.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Capitol Visitor Center is displaying documents listing the demands of Barbary pirates from the 18th century as part of a new exhibit. The center will display 50 new historic documents beginning today in the exhibit ``Pirates, Protests and Public Health.''

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