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WASHINGTON (AP) Former colleagues and admirers are gathering to offer condolences to the family of R. Sargent Shriver, an in-law of the Kennedys and the first director of the Peace Corps. Scores of people are streaming into Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., for a wake for Shriver this evening.

WASHINGTON (AP) Two D.C. police officers have been indicted on charges of taking cash while on the job in exchange for offering protection to a liquor store. Fifty-year-old Malcolm Rhinehart and 31-year-old Abraham Evans are charged with illegal supplementation of pay and receipt of illegal gratuities.

WASHINGTON (AP) Two students arrested in October for allegedly using a Georgetown University dorm room as a drug lab are expected to plead guilty to manufacturing an illegal and rare hallucinogenic. Court documents say lawyers for Charles Smith and John Perrone have reached an agreement with prosecutors to resolve the matter.

WASHINGTON (AP) Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is reinstating a former U.S. Park Police chief who was fired in 2004 after complaining publicly that her department was understaffed and underfunded. Salazar says Teresa Chambers will return to her former position on January 31st.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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