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Police Communicating With Gunman In Discovery Building

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Montgomery County SWAT teams are responding to the Discovery building in Silver Spring, Maryland -- where there is reportedly an armed gunman who may have an explosive device. A spokesman says police are in communication with the man. He says this is a fluid situation, but there haven't been any reports of injuries.

David Schultz is on the scene with the latest.

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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