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WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has announced six new appointees to head city offices. They include the appointment of Charles Thornton to direct the Office of Ex-Offender Affairs, Cedric Jennings to oversee the Youth Advisory Council, Ngozi Nmezi to head the Office of African Affairs and William White to oversee the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Police say a road rage incident caused Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth to be accused of assault. It happened Wednesday in suburban Washington. Haynesworth has not been formally charged, but that a warrant has been issued in the case.

OLNEY, Md. (AP) Montgomery County police say a private school admissions director charged with sexually abusing a student has surrendered to authorities. Forty-seven-year-old Thomas Charles Wilson of Olney will be charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor and other charges.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty is joining Rosetta Stone, a language-learning company. The comapny says he'll be an outside adviser. Since leaving office, Fenty has signed on as a public speaker with New York City-based Greater Talent Network.

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