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WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. military is planning some training flights over Washington and Frederick County, Maryland, to test the region's air defenses. The North American Aerospace Defense Command says the flights over the Washington area will take place between midnight and 2 a.m. tomorrow.

WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say Wisconsin Avenue in northwest Washington has reopened after a suspicious package was determined to be harmless. D.C. police say there was nothing hazardous in the package that prompted a street closure in both directions in the 2200 block during this morning's rush.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Lululemon Athletica retail company says it is planning to reopen the Bethesda store where one of its employees was killed last month. On March 12, the body of 30-year-old Jayna Murray was found inside the store. A co-worker, 28-year-old Brittany Norwood has been charged with murder in her death.

WASHINGTON (AP) Government lawyers are opposing a request by would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. for more unsupervised visits to his mother's Virginia home. Hinckley tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 30 years ago and has since been committed to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) DC Mayor Vincent Gray and several council members were released from jail seven hours after they were arrested during a sit-in protesting restrictions on the district as part of the federal budget deal. They sat down and blocked the street in front of a Senate office building yesterday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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