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WASHINGTON (AP) Smithsonian officials say no smoke entered the main building of the National Museum of Natural History after a fire broke out at a building near the museum today. The blaze caused a plume of black smoke to be seen and area streets were closed. No injuries were reported.

WASHINGTON (AP) Pepco is making an apology for widespread power outages and says it will make improvements. The utility took out a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post. Pepco says it's committing $574 million to upgrade infrastructure and protect power lines from trees.

WASHINGTON (AP) The first anniversary of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity is tomorrow. Advocates say her "Let's Move!" campaign has raised awareness about the potential future of the U.S. as a nation of unhealthy people unless the trend is reversed.

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