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Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling
A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.
Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead
Firefighters are making good progress on a number of destructive wildfires burning in the West. In Washington, fire crews are hoping to contain the largest fire in that state's history within the next week.
On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover set a record Monday for driving a longer distance than any other manmade craft sent to another celestial body.
Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting
The handwriting is familiar to Venezuelans: Chavez spent hours on national TV writing and drawing to explain his policies, mostly in caps and socialist red. It's also a computer font: ChavezPro.
For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution
For centuries, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds had coexisted in Mosul, but some fear ruptures there may be harbingers of the partition of Iraq. If that happens, Ahmed Ali may never see his farm again.
N.H. Promises To Let D.C. Residents Buy Booze There
A clerk in Concord recently refused to sell liquor to a resident of the nation's capital because state law says licenses from other states can be used to buy booze, and Washington isn't a state.
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