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    Police: Man Holds Hostages In Discovery Building

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    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) Authorities say a man upset with the Discovery Channel's environmental programming took several people hostage at gunpoint at the company's headquarters Wednesday while wearing canisters strapped to his body.

    Police were negotiating by phone with the gunman, who burst into the suburban Washington building about 1 p.m. waving a handgun.

    The gunman took what Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger described as a ``small number of hostages'' but he did not say how many. He also did not say what the man wants or whether anyone was hurt.

    Manger said most of the 1,900 people who work in the building were able to get out safely.

    A law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing said authorities have identified James J. Lee as the likely suspect. The official says police believed he had a handgun but had not confirmed that he had explosives.

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

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    Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

    "It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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    We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

    Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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    Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

    A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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    Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

    The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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