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Cemetery finds misplaced bodies

Arlington National Cemetery has discovered three people buried in the wrong graves.

The Army said Wednesday that officials opened three burial sites last month and found that the remains in each had been interred in mismarked graves.

The discovery follows an investigation into bookkeeping problems and burial mix-ups at Arlington, one of the nation’s most hallowed sites.

At the request of his father, the grave and casket of Marine Pfc. Heath Warner of Canton, Ohio, was opened on Wednesday. That grave was found to hold the remains of Warner, who was killed in Iraq in 2006.

Army spokesman Gary Tallman says he’s not aware of any other family requests for exhumations.

Officials say up to 6,600 graves might be unmarked or mislabeled on cemetery maps.

WHITE HOUSE

Obama urges action on tax cuts

President Obama is applauding two Republican senators who voted for a small-business bill and says he’d welcome that kind of cooperation on the divisive issue of extending tax cuts for the middle class.

Mr. Obama thanked Republican Sens. George V. Voinovich of Ohio and George LeMieux of Florida for voting to move the bill closer to final passage. Speaking in the Rose Garden after a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Mr. Obama urged lawmakers to approve an extension of Bush-era tax cuts for middle-class families making less than $250,000 a year.

Mr. Obama says Republicans should stop holding those tax cuts “hostage.”

Republicans are insisting that tax cuts be extended for higher-income wage earners, too. Taxes for everyone will increase next year unless Congress acts.

JUSTICE

Drug company pays over Celexa

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