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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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