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WASHINGTON (AP) The Department of Public Works will give up to four sandbags per household to Washington residents as storms threaten to bring flooding to the area. The agency will distribute the sandbags today between 8 p.m. and midnight and tomororw from 7 a.m. to noon.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is removing a video installation after complaints from a Catholic group that the images were sacrilegious. Catholic League President Bill Donohue told the New York Post today the video by artist David Wojnarowicz was "hate speech."

WASHINGTON (AP) The No. 2 House Republican is showing little wiggle room on tax cuts heading into a critical meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama. Interviewed on a network news show in advance of today's talks, House Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor says the GOP believes tax rates should not be allowed to go up on anyone, including the wealthy.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. Police say the body of teenage girl has been found in a trash can in northwest Washington. Police are investigating the case as a suspicious death after the body was found yesterday.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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