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WASHINGTON (AP) News of the death of Osama bin Laden is what prompted a jubilant crowd to grow in front of the White House on Sunday night. Those gathered chanted ``U-S-A, U-S-A'' and waved American flags as they filled a street directly in front of the White House and spilled over into nearby Lafayette Park.

WASHINGTON (AP) District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is holding another town hall-style budget briefing on with district residents. Gray's $9.6 billion budget for fiscal year 2012 includes a mix of spending cuts and tax hikes. Monday's meeting is in Ward 4.

WASHINGTON (AP) A large crowd gathered in front of the White House to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden. Chants of ``U-S-A, U-S-A'' are breaking out periodically last night, and people waved U.S. flags and took photos. They also sang the national anthem.

WASHINGTON (AP) District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray will hold another town hall-style budget briefing this week with district residents. Today's meeting at Brightwood Elementary School in Ward 4 is the second of a series of meetings the mayor has planned for each ward of the district.

WASHINGTON (AP) A new report is scheduled to be released today that calls on federal officials to help clean up the Anacostia River. D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton are scheduled to gather in Washington to announce the report from the advocacy group DC Appleseed, which is a nonprofit group involved in regional public policy.

WASHINGTON (AP) The chief judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals will mark Law Day by discussing the court system with students in Washington. The presentation from Chief Judge Eric Washington will be made this morning before seventh- and eighth-graders at the Community Academy Public Charter Schools.


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