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WASHINGTON (AP) The son of former congressman Gary Condit says the Chandra Levy case continues to weigh on his father and his family. Chad Condit also tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that his father is working on a book that will tell his side of the story. Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique (gwahn-DEE'-kay) is on trial for Levy's murder.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Fairfax County police and prosecutors say the officer who shot a man who led officers on a chase last week will not be charged. Police also took the unusual step of identifying the officer. He is Paul Cable, who has been with the department for two years.

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) Prince George's County police say an off-duty officer and a would-be robber fired shots at each other this morning. The officer wasn't injured, and it's not clear whether the other person was hit.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro's general manager says the transit agency should have paid more attention to escalator brakes as a safety issue, not just a maintenance issue. He says the matter should have been brought to the attention of the Metro board sooner.

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