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Possible measles exposure at Dulles

Loudoun County health officials said people at Dulles International Airport on Feb. 20 may have been exposed to a person with measles. Officials said people who were in the International Arrivals and Baggage Claim level of the main terminal from...

By Maria Glod  | February 26, 2011; 10:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Fire in apartment building in SW

Several residents were helped by firefighters to flee flames Saturday night in an apartment house in Southwest Washington, a D.C. fire department spokesman said. The fire broke out in a three-story building in the 200 block of O Street SW,...

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  | February 26, 2011; 10:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wind-related power outages persist

High winds on Friday knocked out power to more than 100,000 customers in the region. At the height of the outages, Pepco reported 37,000 customers without power. Dominion Virginia Power had 40,000 customers without power while BGE reported 66,000 outages.

By Washington Post staff  | February 26, 2011; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. legislators extend session

The Virginia General Assembly, unable to complete revisions to the state's two-year budget Saturday, announced it will extend its annual legislative session. "We're dealing with huge amounts of money in a very short amount of time,'' House Speaker William J....

By Anita Kumar  | February 26, 2011; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Wisc. workers get support in Va.

About 250 people gathered on the Virginia Capitol lawn railed against corporate greed and in support of government workers in Wisconsin.

By Washington Post staff  | February 26, 2011; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Metro escalator malfunction video

Metro has released surveillance video of an escalator malfunction at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station during the "Rally To Restore Sanity" event on the Mall last October.

By Washington Post staff  | February 26, 2011; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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High winds damage historic home

High winds have damaged a historic home in Annapolis.

By The Associated Press  | February 26, 2011; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2 BWI checkpoints briefly shut

Two security checkpoints at Baltimore's Thurgood Marshall Airport were shut down for more than a half hour because of improper screening of passengers.

By The Associated Press  | February 26, 2011; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former Annapolis mayor Chambers dies

The first and only African-American mayor of Annapolis, John Thomas Chambers Jr., has died.

By The Associated Press  | February 26, 2011; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Rally for collective bargaining supporters

Maryland supporters of collective bargaining rights are holding a rally to show support for state employees in Wisconsin.

By The Associated Press  | February 26, 2011; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Winds cause damage, power outages

Dozens of people living in an apartment building in Northeast Washington had to be evacuated Friday afternoon after strong winds blew the roof off their three-story apartment building, according to reporter Theola Labbé-DeBose. D.C Fire/EMS spokesman Pete Piringer said the...

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2011; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Frederick cuts 38 county jobs

The Frederick County Commissioners say they are cutting 38 county jobs to reduce costs. Board President Blaine Young said Friday that 23 employees will lose their jobs and 15 vacant positions will be eliminated. Young says the reduction in salaries...

By Associated Press  | February 25, 2011; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Whipple to retire from Va. Senate

Virginia Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple, a 15-year veteran from Arlington who chairs her chamber's Democratic caucus, has announced she will not run for reelection to her seat in November.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 25, 2011; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Mount St. Mary's receives $250K donation

The charitable arm of PNC Financial Services Group says it's pledging a quarter-million dollars to support economics education at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg. The Catholic school announced the gift Thursday from the Pittsburgh-based PNC Foundation. It will provide...

By Associated Press  | February 25, 2011; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More illegal rockfish nets found in Md.

Maryland Natural Resources police say they've found another illegal rockfish net off Kent Island near the mouth of the Chester River. Sgt. Art Windemuth says officers patrolling the area found the 400-yard-long net Wednesday morning with up to 400 pounds...

By Associated Press  | February 25, 2011; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Va. heart attack death rates fall

Virginia's overall heart-attack mortality rates have fallen for the 10th straight year. State figures show that 1,872 fewer Virginians died from heart attacks in 2009 compared to 2000, or a 45 percent decrease. Mortality rates for women decreased by 49...

By Associated Press  | February 25, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Brush fire preparation, Metro driver accused of stealing, rockfish season opens. Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from other news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Come back to PostLocal.com for updates on all the top headlines of the day.

By Washington Post staff  | February 25, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Suspect is back in Montgomery

A 3-foot-11-inch man wanted by Montgomery County police as a suspect in a fatal shooting is back in Maryland, after being extradited from Texas. Henry Chavez, 28, arrived in Montgomery County late Wednesday night, authorities said. He was arrested Feb....

By Clarence Williams  | February 25, 2011; 12:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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MoCo officer who shot man is identified

Montgomery County police have released the name of an officer who shot and wounded a man in the leg during a traffic stop early Wednesday. Officials said Dana Dabbondanza, a four-year police veteran, was off-duty at the time, but...

By Clarence Williams  | February 24, 2011; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Fatal accident in Fairfax County

Update, 8:30 p.m.: A man died Thursday evening after he slipped off a curb and fell in front of a truck in the parking lot of a Bailey's Crossroad shopping center, Fairfax County police said. Police found the victim...

By Clarence Williams  | February 24, 2011; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Pedestrian hit after cars crash in NW

D.C. Fire and EMS say four adults have been taken to area hospitals following a Thursday afternoon two car accident in Northwest. Officials say two cars crashed at 17th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW, and one of the vehicles...

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2011; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. passes abortion clinic regulations

The Virginia General Assembly has agreed abortion clinics should be regulated as hospitals instead of physician's offices, a move the state's anti-abortion activists have sought for almost two decades and say will improve clinic safety.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 24, 2011; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Bob Davis, former WGMS host, has died

Bob Davis, a former stage actor who became one of the leading voices of WGMS, where he added a heavy dose of show tunes and interviews with theater personalities to the classical radio station’s repertoire, died of heart ailments Feb....

By Adam Bernstein  | February 24, 2011; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lockdown lifted at Glen Forest Elementary

UPDATE: Security measures at Glen Forest have been lifted, school officials said. The armed robbery happened when two to four robbers walked into Sabina's Joyeria and left with jewelry. At least one was armed with a gun. Someone chased the...

By Allison Klein  | February 24, 2011; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alleged oysters poachers arrested in Md.

The Maryland Natural Resource police announced Thursday that six Maryland men have been charged with removing oysters from an oyster sanctuary in the Corsica River. Benjamin Shafer Byers, 20, of Bozeman; Brandon Howard Mende, 22, of Centreville; Brian Todd Hambleton,...

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2011; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police escort Sulaimon Brown from office

Former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown, whose hiring by Mayor Vincent C. Gray's administration caused an uproar this week, was escorted by police out of the office of the Department of Health Care Finance Thursday morning, the Gray administration has confirmed....

By Nikita Stewart  | February 24, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Metro releases 5-year crime data

Metro has released statistics showing crime on the transit system has hit a 5-year high, with a jump in theft of electronic devices and aggravated assaults fueling the spike. Use the interactive chart below to see changes in eight different...

By James Buck  | February 24, 2011; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lobsters in the Potomac?

First, intersex fish. Then sharks. Now, lobsters have been seen in the fresh waters of the Potomac River, WTOP reports. The lobsters were seen this past weekend at Leesylvania State Park. The source? Virginia state biologists say somebody is obviously...

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2011; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from other news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Come back to PostLocal.com for updates on all the top headlines of the day.

By Washington Post staff  | February 24, 2011; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man injured in hit-and-run in D.C.

A man was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Wednesday night in a hit-and-run accident Southeast Washington, authorities said. The incident happened in the 2600 block of Bowen Road about 9:30 p.m., said Officer Paul Metcalf, a police...

By Clarence Williams  | February 23, 2011; 10:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Live from the Post's Town Hall meeting

Read our live blog from The Washington Post's panel discussion, "Behind the Headlines: A Discussion on Race and the Recession in Metro Washington" today from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

By Sam Sanders  | February 23, 2011; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Pr. George's officer injured in crash

Update, 8:51 p.m.: A Prince George's County police cruiser and a civilian vehicle collided in the Bowie area Wednesday night, sending an officer and a person from the car to the hospital for check-ups. The accident happened at Mission...

By Clarence Williams  | February 23, 2011; 7:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Live tweeting: #BehindTheHeadlines

We're taking questions on our "Behind the Headlines" town hall this evening.

By Katie Rogers  | February 23, 2011; 7:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Earth, Wind and Fire at D.C. school

After three weeks of practice, the young musicians at the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts sounded ready to accompany the legendary R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire Thursday at a benefit for the school Thursday night at the...

By Hamil Harris  | February 23, 2011; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Woman rescued from D.C. fire

D.C. firefighters rescued a woman Wednesday from an apartment fire in Northwest Washington, officials said.

By Clarence Williams  | February 23, 2011; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Renaming Pennsylvania Avenue?

A D.C. Council member is asking city residents to weigh in on what they'd like to call Pennsylvania Avenue. Council member Michael Brown (D-At Large) is considering a ceremonial renaming of one of the nation's most famous streets to call...

By Associated Press  | February 23, 2011; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Same-sex marriage bill advances in Md.

The Senate advanced the same-sex marriage bill on a preliminary vote of 25 to 22. A final Senate vote on the bill, which is likely to mirror the preliminary vote, has been scheduled for Thursday. A vote tally will be...

By John Wagner  | February 23, 2011; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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TBD.com to cut staff, change focus

More job cuts at TBD.com and reactions from the local web.

By Paul Farhi  | February 23, 2011; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sentencing delayed in embassy stabbing

A man who slashed three people with a knife at Washington's embassy of Togo in 2009 is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court next week. Kokou Bocco was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, but sentencing was rescheduled for next...

By Associated Press  | February 23, 2011; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. Geo's: Fees for abandoned properties?

Owners of abandoned, foreclosed homes in Prince George's County will have to pay a yearly fee to clean up neglected property if the county council gets its way, the Washington Examiner reports. A bill in the Maryland General Assembly would...

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2011; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'President Lincoln' returns to Washington

"Abraham Lincoln" is returning to Washington Wednesday morning. In honor of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Feb. 23, 1861 arrival in Washington, prior to his inauguration, Lincoln portrayer Fritz Klein will arrive on a train from Baltimore, accompanied by National...

By Michael E. Ruane  | February 23, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Helicopter noise, panhandling in Montgomery County, cancer cluster at Fort Detrick. Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from other news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Come back to PostLocal.com for updates on all the top headlines of the day.

By Washington Post staff  | February 23, 2011; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Elderly woman injured in house fire

A woman in her 80s was hospitalized with burns Wednesday morning after being pulled from a house fire in Northeast Washington, WRC-TV (Channel 4) reported. The overnight blaze was in the 300 block of 36th street NE. The other occupants...

By Debbi Wilgoren  | February 23, 2011; 6:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Person shot by MoCo officer

An off-duty Montgomery County police officer shot and wounded a passenger in a car early Wednesday after Maryland Park Police pulled the car over for not having its tags properly displayed.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | February 23, 2011; 6:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Heating issue sends firefighters to IRS

Part of the steam heating system at the Internal Revenue Service appeared to malfunction Tuesday night, a D.C. fire department spokesman said. Firefighters called to the building on Constitution Avenue NW about 9:15 p.m. found leaking steam pipes, said fire...

By Clarence Williams  | February 22, 2011; 9:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Wednesday forum: Race and recession

The Washington Post will hold a community forum Wednesday night in Prince George’s County to discuss the impact of the recession on local families. The conversation, which will be moderated by nationally syndicated personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary, is being spurred by a groundbreaking poll out this week by The Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University.

By Krissah Thompson  | February 22, 2011; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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$1.6 M to revamp Va. Civil War exhibits

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is getting $1.6 million to revamp exhibits at its two visitors center. The park preservers and interprets sites of the four major Civil War battles fought in and around Fredericksburg. The existing exhibits...

By Associated Press  | February 22, 2011; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Md. considers renaming mountains

A Senate committee is holding a hearing on a resolution to rename two Maryland mountains. The Maryland Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee is scheduled to hold the hearing on Tuesday. The resolution calls for a commission to rename...

By Associated Press  | February 22, 2011; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Voters falling between the cracks in Md.

Nearly one out of four people in Maryland who has tried to register to vote at a Motor Vehicle Administration office in the past four years has not been added to the voter rolls, according to state records obtained by...

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2011; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Boy, 6, dies after fall through lake ice in Md.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a 6-year-old boy is dead after falling through the ice on a lake near Buckeystown. Cpl. Jennifer Bailey says the child drowned early Monday evening after he and a 7-year-old boy fell through the...

By Associated Press  | February 22, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Wash. Hospital nurses set strike date

The union representing about 1,600 nurses at Washington Hospital Center have notified management they plan to hold a one-day strike March 4, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday. Hospital officials were notified Sunday Monday night that the nurses plan to strike,...

By Lena H. Sun  | February 22, 2011; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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School closings, delays around D.C. area

Here are some weather-related closings and delays for Thursday around the D.C. region.

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2011; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

An audit for Washington's airports, Thanksgiving in February, Maryland's Negro Mountain. Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from other news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Come back to PostLocal.com for updates on all the top headlines of the day.

By Washington Post staff  | February 22, 2011; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tractor-trailer flips over on Beltway

A tractor trailer turned onto its side on the inner loop of the Beltway late Monday night, closing all lanes near the Connecticut Avenue exit for a short time. The accident occurred about 11 p.m. As of about 11:30...

By Annie Gowen  | February 21, 2011; 11:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pedestrian, 19, fatally struck in Loudoun

A 19-year-old Leesburg man was killed early Sunday when he was struck by three vehicles as he apparently walked along Route 7, the Loudoun County sheriff's office said. Deputies responded to the area of Route 7 and Janelia Farm...

By Washington Post editors  | February 21, 2011; 10:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Plane carrying 6 lands short of runway

A small plane carrying six people landed short of the runway at the Montgomery County Airpark Monday evening, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue officials said. Assistant Chief Scott Graham said that four adults and two children were riding in the...

By Annie Gowen  | February 21, 2011; 8:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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ICC opening delayed until Wednesday

The planned opening of the first stretch of the Intercounty Connector was delayed until 6 a.m. Wednesday after forecasters predicted a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow that authorities said was likely to stall last-minute work on the toll road.

By Maria Glod  | February 21, 2011; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: A new home

Missing Lori's A.M. Buzz? My morning column has moved to a new home. If you have subscribed to my RSS feed in the past, you may need to resubscribe. Just click here.

By Lori Aratani  | February 21, 2011; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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