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Declaring that personal security is as important as national security, a judge Wednesday blocked the government from conducting secret, unchallengeable searches of Internet and telephone records as part of its fight against terrorism. (AP/Yahoo)

Throughout the week, a DOD blimp will float above the Washington area conducting tests to determine how effective electro-optical and infrared cameras aboard are at detecting potentially threatening movements on the ground. (WP/photo)

Growth of the lava dome in Mount St. Helens' crater could come either from a buildup of gases within the 8,364-foot volcano, which erupted with devastating force in 1980, or from molten rock moving into the dome, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP/Yahoo)

The Montreal Expos will be playing for Washington, D.C. on Opening Day next April, ending the city's 33-year wait for a baseball team to return. (WP)

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