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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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