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Woman hits car, tries to mow down officers near U.S. Capitol: police

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WASHINGTON A woman was arrested near the U.S. Capitol in Washington after police said she drove erratically, crashed into another vehicle and tried to run over officers on Wednesday. | Video

State Department employee charged in making contacts with Chinese agents

WASHINGTON A U.S. State Department employee with access to sensitive diplomatic information was accused of failing to report her contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with gifts in exchange for economic information, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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Four dead, about 200,000 without power after Texas, Oklahoma storms

AUSTIN, Texas Four people were killed and nearly 200,000 customers were without electric power on Wednesday morning after overnight storms pounded Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes, torrential rain and hail to large parts of the states. | Video

Montana tribe sues Trump administration for lifting coal moratorium

WASHINGTON A Native American tribe in Montana filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Wednesday, challenging its decision to lift a moratorium on coal leases on public land without first consulting with tribal leaders.

Politics, Election 2016, 3:43pm EDT

Activists who filmed Planned Parenthood workers charged in California

Two anti-abortion activists were charged in California with filming Planned Parenthood workers without their consent while the pair posed as representatives of a fake company seeking to buy fetal tissue, prosecutors said.

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A scramble at Cisco exposes uncomfortable truths about U.S. cyber defense

SAN FRANCISCO When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems swung into action. | Video

Ex-Christie associates get up to two years in prison in 'Bridgegate' scandal

NEWARK, N.J. Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were sentenced to federal prison on Wednesday for their part in the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal that played a major role in torpedoing the Republican's White House ambitions.

Politics, Election 2016, 3:57pm EDT

Armed man arrested on way to L.A. gay pride parade pleads not guilty

LOS ANGELES An Indiana man arrested on his way to a Los Angeles-area gay pride parade last year after police found three assault rifles and potentially explosive chemicals in his car has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges.

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Man charged over threats against Jewish groups to appear in court

A former journalist charged with making a wave of bomb threats to U.S. Jewish organizations by telephone while posing as his ex-girlfriend is scheduled to appear in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday afternoon.

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Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites: study

NEW YORK Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest jumps among whites and men with low incomes and little education, researchers said on Wednesday.

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