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WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is sure to get a friendly audience at his latest town hall -- his guests will be his supporters. Spending ever more time on political campaigning, Obama tonight will speak to an audience that includes students from host George Washington University.

WASHINGTON (AP) The former head of the District of Columbia's education agency under Mayor Adrian Fenty has been named director of education reform for the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas. Kerri Briggs served as D.C. state superintendent of education for more than a year before suddenly resigning last month.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro says two major D.C. Metro stations that were closed over the holiday weekend for a track overhaul have reopened on time. The Farragut West and McPherson Square stations, as well as the lower level of the Metro Center station, reopened this morning following work on the blue and orange lines.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) The investigating officer in the case of an Army psychiatrist accused in the killing of 13 military personnel at Fort Hood has adjourned the proceedings with no witnesses called. Colonel James L. Pohl says he will consider tomorrow whether to delay the hearing for a month.

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From Tahrir To Tiananmen, 'City Squares' Can't Escape Their History

Governments have tried to erase the evidence of some squares' troubled pasts, but that doesn't mean they've been forgotten. A new book gathers writers' thoughts about famous squares around the world.
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Eating Insects: The Argument For Adding Bugs To Our Diet

Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.

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A Federal Official Shakes Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a shake-up of Metro's board.

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Bitcoin's Maker Revealed? Australian Man Says He Is 'Satoshi Nakamoto'

Craig Wright, 45, is an entrepreneur whose name has often been mentioned in conversations about Bitcoin's creator; in recent months, he was also investigated by tax authorities.

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