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WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say there will be military training flights in the Washington area on Thursday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command says the flight will be from midnight to three a.m. involving Air Force and Civil Air Patrol aircraft.

WASHINGTON (AP) A D.C. man who falsely claimed to be a Congressman from Georgia won't face charges after all. Prosecutors today moved to dismiss a case against D.C. resident Walter Nelson Lewis Junior for wearing a lapel pin reserved for members of Congress.

WASHINGTON (AP) News analysts say a hidden-camera video by conservative activist James O'Keefe targeting NPR was edited to showcase inflammatory remarks from a public radio executive. Analysts from the Poynter Institute and The Blaze told NPR they found a short version of the video deceiving when compared with the full two-hour tape.

WASHINGTON (AP) First lady Michelle Obama is discussing her campaign to combat childhood obesity during a conference in Washington. Obama is scheduled to address the National League of Cities conference today about her "Let's Move!" physical fitness campaign.

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From Medical Maggots To Stench Soup, 'Grunt' Explores The Science Of Warfare

When it comes to curiosity, science writer Mary Roach describes herself as someone who is "very out there." Her new book, Grunt, looks at some scientific developments that help keep soldiers safe.
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Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

The country's largest beer producer, Empresas Polar, halted operations because the government restricted access to imported barley. But the president has pinned the entire food crisis on Polar.
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Donald Trump Attacks Federal Judge Involved In Trump University Case

Donald Trump continues to face lawsuits over his for-profit education company, Trump University. Trump accused federal judge Gonzalo Curiel of bias in one case, and said the judge, who is from Indiana, "happens to be, we believe, Mexican." NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Washington Post political reporter Tom Hamburger about the case.
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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

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