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WASHINGTON (AP) Organizers insist that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall tomorrow isn't about politics. But that hasn't dampened the expectations of thousands of fans and advocacy groups seeking to rekindle some of the voter enthusiasm seen in 2008, particularly among young adults.

WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say a gunman who fired shots at a Washington-area Marine Corps museum and may have been responsible for three similar incidents may have a grievance against the U.S. Marine Corps. Investigators say the person has gone to lengths to make sure no one has been hurt.

WASHINGTON (AP) Military officials in charge of the Marine Corps Marathon say this year's race will be safe, despite four recent shootings at military-related buildings in northern Virginia. Authorities say additional security will be added Sunday but they won't give specifics.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) A Virginia man charged with plotting to attack Washington's Metro system with people he thought were al-Qaida terrorists will remain in jail pending trial. Thirty-four-year-old Farooque Ahmed was arrested Wednesday after allegedly attempting to join up with al-Qaida terrorists.

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