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    WASHINGTON (AP) Metrorail riders will start paying another 20 cents for rides during the height of the morning rush this week. The 20-cent peak-of-the-peak fee will be charged for Metrorail trips taken between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on weekdays.

    WASHINGTON (AP) On this trip to Washington, Roger Clemens will be in a courtroom, not in Congress. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner is scheduled to be arraigned today in the nation's capital on a six-count indictment alleging he lied to Congress when he said he never used steroids or human growth hormone.

    WASHINGTON (AP) Voting for the September primary election in Washington will start this week. Today is the first day voters can cast a ballot in the Sept. 14 election.

    (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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    'Little House,' Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.
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    Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

    The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
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    The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

    The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.
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    Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

    Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.

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