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      D.C. hotel cleared

      UPDATE 2:35 p.m.: Authorities have cleared the hotel of any explosive danger. Hotel occupants were allowed back in.

      Authorities are investigating a suspicious items at the Hilton Garden Inn in the 1200 block of 1st Street NE.

      The hotel had been evacuated.

      Authorities said an explosive-sniffing dog has cleared suspicious items but the matter remains under investigation.

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      Update- 1200 blk 1st St NE- Hilton Garden Inn & nearby occupancies evacuated as precaution- some streets closed in area - crews investigatngless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Replydcfireemsdcfireems