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WASHINGTON (AP) Former D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles is returning to private practice. The Covington + Burling firm says Nickles will return to its Washington office as senior counsel and will help lead a new crisis management practice.

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama visits a factory in suburban Washington this morning. The president will tour Thompson Creek Manufacturing, which builds energy efficient replacement windows and doors, as well as siding and gutters at its family owned and operated plant in Landover, Md.

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'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

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Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

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D.C. Statehood Activists Soldier On In Face Of Long Odds

With Republicans set to take the reins of both the House and Senate next year, D.C. statehood faces even longer odds than before, but that doesn't stop activists from making their case.

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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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