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WASHINGTON (AP) An inmate has testified that his former cellmate who is on trial for murdering Washington intern Chandra Levy confessed to the killing. Ingmar Guandique (gwahn-DEE'-kay), a Salvadoran immigrant, is charged with the murder and attempted sexual assault of Levy in 2001.

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. Park Police have identified an Arizona man arrested after guns and ammunition were found inside his parked truck at the National Mall in Washington. Authorities say 66-year-old James Michael Patock of Marana, Arizona, is charged with carrying a pistol without a license and unregistered ammunition and firearms offenses.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro is working to boost protection against improvised explosive devices. Metro says a $351,000 grant will pay for new equipment that can jam radio signals of remote-controlled devices.

WASHINGTON (AP) The National Park Service is offering free tickets to the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington through an online lottery. This year's Christmas tree lighting is scheduled for December 9th in front of the White House. The president traditionally lights the tree.

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