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Three Small Planes Intercepted In Camp David Airspace

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The North American Aerospace Defense Command says two general aviation aircraft were escorted away from Camp David by F-15E fighters on Saturday: one shortly after noon, and the other just before 7 p.m.

A third airplane, a Cessna 182, was escorted from Camp David around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The fighter jets were dispatched because the small planes were out of radio communication.

President Obama spent part of the weekend at Camp David with his family before returning to Washington Sunday to continue talks on a debt-reduction deal.

A NORAD spokesman says all three airplanes landed without incident and there was no apparent connection between the three flights.

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Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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