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WASHINGTON (AP) The Army has launched a criminal probe after Arlington National Cemetery officials found eight sets of cremated remains in a single grave under a headstone marked "unknown." The probe follows previous reports that more than 200 graves had been mismarked on cemetery maps.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro says Federal Center station is back open after an investigation of a suspicious package reported outside the station. Metro says the 400 block of 3rd Street southwest, which was also closed for the afternoon investigation, also has reopened.

WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Joe Biden says a weak November jobs report is a "disappointing" sign that recovery is still fragile. Biden says the uptick in the jobless rate to 9.8 percent means Congress just extend unemployment benefits before the end of the year.

WASHINGTON (AP) The remains of a soldier from Illinois have been returned to his family. Army Sgt. First Class Wallace Slight was 24 when he died. The Pentagon says Slight was among troops attacked while occupying a defensive position in North Korea. Nearly 400 men were killed or reported missing following the battle.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Washington art gallery is pledging a 24-hour protest against what it calls censorship by the Smithsonian Institution. At issue is a video piece, "A Fire in My Belly." The Smithsonian removed the piece Tuesday after the Catholic League and members of Congress complained it was sacrilegious.

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