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    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) Police say they have shot an armed man who took three people hostage in the Discovery Channel network's headquarters in suburban Washington. All of the hostages are safe.

    MIAMI (AP) Forecasters say Hurricane Earl has become a Category 4 storm with top sustained winds of 135 mph as the dangerous and powerful storm heads toward the East Coast. Behind Earl and Tropical Storm Fiona in the Atlantic, the seventh tropical storm of the season formed.

    BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have fortified their bench by recalling three players from Triple-A Norfolk: outfielder Nolan Reimold and infielders Brandon Snyder and Robert Andino. The moves were made today.

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