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WASHINGTON (AP) The assistant attorney general who has overseen some of the most significant terrorism investigations since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is leaving the Justice Department. Assistant Attorney General David Kris will become general counsel at a firm based in Washington state.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. officials are holding a meeting tonight to discuss whether Pennyslvania Avenue should be named. It's part of a campaign to draw attention to teh fact that the district does not have a vote in Congress. No one would take down any street signs but ceremonial street designation signs would go up under the current ones.

WASHINGTON (AP) Longtime Washington board of education member William Lockridge has died at age 63. He had served on the city's board of education since 1998. Lockridge had been at George Washington University Hospital after suffering a stroke last week.

WASHINGTON (AP) A report of a suspicious package has been cleared in northeast Washington. D.C. police say no hazardous material was found and the scene was cleared shortly after noon, less than two hours after responding to the call.

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