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FDA chemist pleads guilty to insider trading

WASHINGTON — A chemist with the Food and Drug Administration pleaded guilty Tuesday to using a confidential drug database to earn nearly $3.8 million by trading the stock of companies with new drug applications. Cheng Yi Liang, a chemist who ...

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Engineers finish inspection of Washington Monument

WASHINGTON — Engineers have completed their inspection of the Washington Monument’s exterior following damage from an earthquake. The National Park Service says the team that has been rappelling from the top of the monument finished its survey Wednesday morning. The ...

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D.C. gun restrictions upheld on appeal

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia can bar residents from owning assault weapons and require them to register their handguns without violating the Second Amendment, but the district must explain further why its numerous handgun registration requirements are necessary, a ...

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Engineers resume inspection of Washington Monument

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service says engineers are resuming their inspection of the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument. The team was to continue its rappelling work Monday. Work was suspended both Saturday and Sunday due to the weather, including high winds. ...

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Pentagon extends program to defend cyber networks

WASHINGTON — As hackers and hostile nations launch increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks against U.S. defense contractors, the Pentagon is extending a pilot program to help protect its prime suppliers. That program could possibly serve as a model for other government ...

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