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Fire Breaks Out In Franklin Towers In D.C.

In the District, fire officials are trying to determine what caused Tuesday morning's fire at the Franklin Towers located downtown at 1401 I Street Northwest.

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Virginia Tech Gets Maximum Fine For 2007 Shooting

The Department of Education has leveled the maximum fine allowable on Virginia Tech for the 2007 shooting massacre that left 33 people, including the gunman, dead.

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Newly-Formed Coalition Of Asian-American Groups Raises Money For Japan

In Virginia, Asian-American groups from around the area have joined forces to help victims of the disaster in Japan.

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Cherry Blossom Festival Gains New Meaning

The National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off Saturday, and organizers are calling on the public to show solidarity with Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami, and contribute to relief efforts overseas.

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Arlington County Firefighters Honored For Their Service On 9/11

In Virginia, members of the Arlington County Police Department are being honored for their service on Sept. 11.

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Cherry Blossom Festival Organizers To Hold Fundraising Walk

Organizers of this year's Cherry Blossom Festival are holding a fundraising walk Thursday night to help raise money for the relief effort in Japan.

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Study Abroad Programs In Asia, Middle East Uncertain

The turmoil caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been a challenge for a D.C. company that runs study abroad programs. And Japan isn't the only country the group is worried about.

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