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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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    Why Afghanistan's 'Underground Girls' Skirt Tradition To Live As Boys

    In a new book, journalist Jenny Nordberg writes about the bacha posh, young girls who dress up like boys to enjoy the freedoms of being an Afghan male for as long as they can.
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    Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries

    Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.
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    New Anthony Brown Video Accuses Opponent Of 'Hiding' And 'Lying"

    Democrat Anthony Brown unveiled a new web video today alleging that Republican Larry Hogan is "hiding" his positions on contentious issues like abortion and gun control.
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    Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.

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