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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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