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    WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police say this morning's double shooting at a city public works lot that killed one worker was not a random incident. Authorities say 51-year-old Larry Hutchins died after being shot at the lot's entrance in northeast Washington. Another victim is hospitalized in good condition.

    WASHINGTON (AP) City trash and recycling collection has been suspended for the day after the this morning's shooting at a public works lot. Officials say they are pushing back trash, recycling, bulk and dead animal collections because of police activity and restricted access to the lot.

    WASHINGTON (AP) A White House spokesman says the president has no regrets about not being involved in campaigning for defeated D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty. The mayor's defeat led to the resignation of the city's schools chief.

    WASHINGTON (AP) A new study shows that for the first time in 30 years, more than half of D.C. residents with only a high school education were unemployed last year. The D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute study shows only 21 percent of black residents over the age of 25 have college degrees. Among white residents, 80 percent have college degrees.

    (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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