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News Minute: Here is the latest DC news from The Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge in Los Angeles has denied a request to release R&B singer Chris Brown from custody while he awaits trial on an assault charge in Washington, D.C. Brown's bodyguard has been convicted of assaulting a man in Washington, and Brown's trial has been delayed until at least June. He remains under court supervision in Los Angeles for his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. Top Labor Department officials traveled to West Virginia to unveil the long-awaited rule in that coal mining state.

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va., over the last decade has been ordered extradited from West Virginia on an unrelated weapons charge. A West Virginia judge on Wednesday ordered 53-year-old Charles Severance extradited to Loudoun County, where a warrant has been issued on a firearms charge.

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - Police say 13 parakeets and six parakeet eggs have been stolen from a Manassas home but authorities hope a lead they're pursuing will lead to the safe return of the flock. The theft last week is the second parakeet theft in Washington's northern Viriginia suburbs in recent months.

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