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News Minute: Here is the latest D.C. news from The Associated Press

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is giving people more time to comment on a disputed plan to fence off part of a popular Silver Spring running trail near an old Army landfill. The plan would close off about 30 percent of the trail. Some area residents say warning signs are enough.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did some things that were wrong and crossed the line. In his words, "We tortured some folks." Obama says it's important to remember how horrified Americans were after 9/11. But he says the U.S. must live up to its values.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Congressman Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. A spokesman says Cantor will step down Aug. 18 and ask Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election.

WASHINGTON (AP) - It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers. President Obama has signed a bill into law making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from your wireless provider, so long as the service contract has expired. The bill doesn't apply to other wireless devices, such as tablets.

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