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    WASHINGTON (AP) The head of the FBI Washington field office is leaving to take a position at the agency's headquarters. An FBI Washington field office spokesman says Assistant Director in Charge Shawn Henry was appointed yesterday as executive assistant director of the FBI's criminal, cyber, response and services branch.

    CHICAGO (AP) One man held hostage at the Discovery Channel headquarters near Washington two weeks ago says there were a mixture of signals'' before it was time to escape from the building. In quotes provided by Harpo Productions, Chris Wood tells Oprah Winfrey he mouthed to a guard, sayingrun.''

    WASHINGTON (AP) The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail project may cost $3.83 billion. The project includes a tunnel and underground station at Dulles Airport.

    WASHINGTON (AP) The Army says two people were buried in the wrong graves at Arlington National Cemetery, as it followed up an investigation into bookkeeping problems and burial mix-ups at one of the nation's most hallowed sites. Defense officials received about 1,100 calls from worried families after a report issued in June found that the problems could potentially affect thousands of graves.

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