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Visitors in Washington are accustomed to lines -- at the marble monuments, outside the dozens of museums, and finally at the airport on their way home. But on the eve of the most anticipated Supreme Court decision in years, another line is forming in the nation's capital: outside the building where nine justices will make history Thursday.
A man who claims a TSA agent spilled his grandfather's ashes and then laughed about it demanded Wednesday that the agency release security tapes of the incident, expressing certainty that "there are cameras that will prove who's right and who's wrong."
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a self-styled historian who once claimed to have moved among presidential circles to seven years in prison for conspiracy and theft of historical documents from museums.
Western-Wildfires (will update)
Authorities evacuated more neighborhoods Wednesday as firefighters tried to slow a wildfire that roared down foothills and razed residential areas in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Waldo Canyon Fire had engulfed 15,517 acres and was only 5% contained. Late Tuesday, authorities said evacuations stood at 32,000. That number rose Wednesday to more than 35,000, with additional neighborhoods cleared, said Dave Rose, public information officer for El Paso County.
US-Tropical-Weather (will update)
Post-Tropical Cyclone Debby headed into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday after leaving three people dead and one missing and deluging Florida with buckets of rain that triggered flooding statewide.
Iran's Navy has discontinued the aggressive moves its forces were making against U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf earlier this year, according to the Navy's top official.
The four candidates vying for Mexico's presidency close their campaigns Wednesday. Voters head to the polls Sunday.
POL-Holder-Contempt (will update)
The U.S. House will proceed with a vote Thursday on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents involving the failed Fast and Furious weapons crackdown, Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.
Federal investigators are looking into whether stowaways are tucked inside a shipping container aboard a vessel docked at a Newark, New Jersey, seaport. During a routine security check, a Coast Guard boarding team heard sounds coming from inside the container, prompting the investigation, according to Coast Guard spokeswoman Lt j.g. Fannie Wilks.
A second body -- thought to be the last victim from the weekend collapse of a shopping mall roof -- was pulled from the rubble of the damaged mall in Ontario's Elliot Lake community, police said Wednesday.
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