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WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has been seriously injured in an apartment fire in northeast Washington. A D.C. fire department spokesman says firefighters arrived at the building about 8:30 last night and found a fire in an apartment on the first floor.

WASHINGTON (AP) The National Park Service plans to announce the peak bloom dates for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The park service will announce its predictions this morning. This year's festival runs from March 26 to April 10.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Kennedy Center in Washington has been converted into a palace to showcase India's arts, precious gems and diverse culture over the next three weeks. The "Maximum India" festival runs through March 20.

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