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WASHINGTON (AP) Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to make sure that D.C. government will keep running if the federal government shuts down. Norton says she has submitted a bill that would allow D.C. to continue spending local taxpayer dollars if the federal government shuts down next month.

WASHINGTON (AP) The FBI in Washington is continuing to investigate a spike in armored car robberies over the last year. Ronald Hosko, special agent in charge with the FBI's Washington field office, says there have been a dozen armored car robberies in the city since March 2010.

WASHINGTON (AP) An American Farm Bureau Federation official says his group supports conservation measures, but is concerned about increasing federal environmental regulation. The report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency is implementing a Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy being challenged by the farm bureau.

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'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

The trio left the BBC under a cloud, after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.
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Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way'

It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first to "exascale" machine — some 20 times faster than today's fastest machine.

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