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WASHINGTON (AP) A former professor at George Washington University will be sentenced July 1st after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Forty-three-year-old Diego Fasolini faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

WASHINGTON (AP) This year April 15th is not a daunting day for taxpayers this year the federal tax deadline is midnight Monday. That's because the D.C. is observing Emancipation Day and by law local D.C. holidays impact the tax deadline like federal holidays.

WASHINGTON (AP) Audio equipment businessman Sidney Harman, who bought Newsweek magazine last year and oversaw its merger with The Daily Beast, has died in Washington. He was 92. A family statement posted on The Daily Beast website says Harman died Tuesday night of complications from leukemia.

WASHINGTON (AP) A new survey says there are nearly 12,000 homeless people in the Washington area, a 2 percent increase from the previous year. Data released Wednesday by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments shows there are 11,988 homeless people in the area, up from 11,774 last year. Nearly a third of the homeless people were children.

WASHINGTON (AP) Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says indications of controllers asleep in airport towers are very disturbing and vows the problem ''will not stand on my watch.'' LaHood tells CBS's ''The Early Show'' he's very displeased with several recent incidents of sleeping controllers across the country,

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