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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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