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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) Government lawyers go to court today to defend some of their tactics in a criminal investigation of leaks of secret documents by the WikiLeaks website. The ACLU and the Electronia Frontier Foundation are among those representing three people associated with WikiLeaks who are fighting a judge's order demanding information about their Twitter accounts.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina congressman says two Army officers have been disciplined for negligence over a 2009 incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. troops. U.S. Rep. Walter Jones got involved after family members of the dead soldiers -- from California, Georgia, New Mexico and Virginia -- said they couldn't find out if anyone had been punished.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A ban on outdoor burning of brush after 4 p.m. goes into effect Tuesday in Virginia. The spring fire season runs through April 30.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Three people have pleaded guilty in Virginia to conspiring to sell thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in the New York City area. Court documents who the defendants took nearly 40,000 untaxed cigarettes from Virginia to the New York City area and sold them on the black market between 2009 and 2010.

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This post was updated at 3:22 p.m.


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