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WASHINGTON (AP) Hundreds of gun rights supporters are in the nation's capital calling for the federal government to uphold their right to bear arms. Speakers at the event urged protesters to take action in this fall's primaries and vote for candidates who support gun rights issues.

WASHINGTON (AP) Earth Day is Thursday, but you might better call it Earth Week on its 40th anniversary. Earth Day events are going on all week, capped by a rally Sunday on the National Mall that will be joined by Sting and "Avatar" director James Cameron.

WASHINGTON (AP) Justice John Paul Stevens turns 90 on Tuesday only the second man to reach that milestone while serving on the Supreme Court. Stevens joins Oliver Wendell Holmes as the second justice to reach that age, both serving among colleagues at least a dozen years younger.

WASHINGTON (AP) A brush fire in northeast D.C. has disrupted traffic on roads and nearby freight train tracks. D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says firefighters were called to a wooded area Monday afternoon near I-295 and Minnesota Avenue, north of Benning Road.

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