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White House shooter charged with attempted assassination

PITTSBURGH — An Idaho man accused of firing two shots at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama or his staff. Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, made his first court appearance ...

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Gov’t: Leslie Johnson should get year-plus in jail

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence former Prince George’s County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson to a year or more in jail, saying she was part of a corrupt culture. Johnson, the wife of former Prince George’s County Executive ...

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Senate rejects GOP bid to overturn Internet rules

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday turned back a Republican attempt to repeal federal rules designed to prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against those who send content and other services over their networks. Republicans argued that “net neutrality” rules ...

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Potomac Conservancy downgrades river’s health

WASHINGTON — The Potomac River is facing dual challenges from its country and city life. The Potomac Conservancy says the river responsible for much of the District of Columbia’s drinking water faces challenges from forestry and farming in rural upstream ...

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New trial ordered in 2007 Metro slaying

Maryland’s top court Tuesday unanimously overturned a young man’s felony-murder conviction because his confession came only after police had questioned the 16-year-old for hours and denied more than a dozen of his requests to call his mother. The Court of ...

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