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WASHINGTON (AP) Abortion opponents have rallied on the National Mall and marched to the Supreme Court to mark the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. More than three dozen lawmakers addressed the crowd during a rally Monday to start the annual "March for Life."

WASHINGTON (AP) Public works officials have issued a boil water advisory to 400,000 customers affected by a water main break in Prince George's County. The advisory comes after a pipe ruptured in an office park that backs up to Capital Beltway in Prince George's County and sent water down a small hill onto the road.

WASHINGTON (AP) The National Archives says a longtime Abraham Lincoln researcher has confessed to tampering with a presidential pardon so he could claim credit for finding a document of historical significance. According to the Archives, 78-year-old Thomas P. Lowry of Woodbridge, Va., used a fountain pen to change the date on a pardon by Lincoln from April 14, 1864 to 1865.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 30, 2015

You can see a few slapdash plays this weekend or check out some rarely seen portraits by a mid-20th century artist.

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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.
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Will McAuliffe Make Good On Campaign Promises In Virginia?

Virginia lawmakers will be back in session next month, and the governor will try once again to deliver on the campaign promises that were central to his campaign.

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App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

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