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    WASHINGTON (AP) Prosecutors say a Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for cashing stolen D.C. and federal treasury checks. Twenty-six-year-old Annternet Howard of Hyattsville, Md., entered the plea yesterday and agreed to pay more than $12,000 in restitution.

    WASHINGTON (AP) The inaugural performance of the new White House Dance Series transformed the stately East Room into a stage for some of the world's most talented dancers to strut their stuff. The event yesterday began with an afternoon of workshops for some 90 or so dance students from all over the country.

    WASHINGTON (AP) The inaugural performance of the new White House Dance Series transformed the stately East Room into a stage for some of the world's most talented dancers to strut their stuff. First lady Michelle Obama hosted yesterday's event.

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    RECAP: A Round-Up Of Can't-Miss Stories From The RNC

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    Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

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