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Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-MO, questions on of the veterans testifying at a special hearing held by the U.S. House committee on Veteran's Affairs, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) ** FILE **

FDIC attempts to end Operation Choke Point with letter, action

- The Washington Times

In an effort to put an end to Operation Choke Point — a financial task force that was created by the Obama administration to “choke out” businesses it finds objectionable like gun shops — the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued a letter Wednesday, saying all banks should examine their customer relationships on a case by case basis and not by industry operational risk.

DEA chief: U.S. abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

- Associated Press

The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency’s chief said Wednesday.

In the wake of the crash of a small commercial drone craft on the White House lawn, President Obama is calling for greater regulation of private drones and restricting their operations. Critics argue private industry can keep a similar incident from recurring. (Associated Press)

Drone makers working to keep White House sky off-limits

- The Washington Times

President Obama is calling for more regulations on the growing number of drones in U.S. skies, but industry leaders say it’s doubtful more rules would’ve prevented a small unmanned craft from crashing onto the White House lawn earlier this week.

FILE -In this November 1989 file photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America. According to the US Marshals Service,  Thompson, a fugitive treasure hunter wanted for more than 2 years was arrested in Florida. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Lon Horwedel)

Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

- Associated Press

A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.

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Author and comedian Jim Breuer, known of his role as Goat Boy on "Saturday Night Live," brings his brand of relatable comedy to Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse for four shows Friday and Saturday. (Associated Press)

Audiences can relate to humor in life of 'Goat Boy' Jim Breuer

- The Washington Times

While subjects like elderly parents afflicted with failing memories might ostensibly not seem all that humorous, Mr. Breuer is quick to point out that it's shared experiences like caring for an ailing parent that allow his audiences to laugh at life in all its shades.