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WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon says that they're not mistreating an Army private who's suspected of handing over classified information to WikiLeaks. Officials say Private First Class Bradley Manning is in a standard single-person cell and gets exercise, recreation and access to newspapers and visitors.

WASHINGTON (AP) Federal prosecutors say a Maryland man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing an Alabama man in 2007. Twenty-three-year-old Kevin Anthony Brown of LaPlata was sentenced today. He was convicted in May of second-degree murder while armed in the death of 21-year-old Leonard Branham of Birmingham.

WASHINGTON (AP) A former leader of Filipino terrorist group Abu Sayyaf has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for kidnapping vacationing families 15 years ago. Madhatta Haipe led the abduction of 16 people at a mountainous tourist resort in the Southern Philippines during Christmas week 1995.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) President Barack Obama had some advice for canine-loving elementary students today -- if they have a dog, they have to walk it and clean up after it. He told them that sometimes he has to scoop up after his dog, Bo, after taking it for a walk.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 20, 2015

You can hear music from Brazil this week at two Bossa Nova concerts.

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.
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Morale Is Low Among Government Workers, But What Can Be Done?

Lawmakers are awaiting the results of a Government Accountability Office on low morale across federal agencies. But can Congress help fix a problem they played a large part in creating?

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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