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Marion Barry's Autobiography: The Secret Chapter

Marion Barry 's recent autobiography Mayor for Life earned mixed reviews, thanks in part to its failure to really face all of Barry's misdeeds.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Washington Post

Wonkbook: After the VA deal, Congress is back to bickering about the border crisis

Wonkbook's Number of the Day: 64.8 percent. That's the homeownership rate in America, the lowest rate since 1995.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate

Silicon Alley Insider

Media Matters: The Washington Post Is 'Obsessed' With Hillary Clinton's Wealth

Liberal watchdog group Media Matters published a piece on Monday accusing Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza of having a "fixation" with Hillary Clinton's wealth.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Examiner.com

Jesse Ventura awarded $1.84 million in lawsuit against murdered Navy SEAL

Jesse Ventura's attorney wants 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle's widow to proceed as the defendant in a defamation suit.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

WPTV Local News

Big waves in Arctic Ocean threaten polar ice

Parts of the Arctic Ocean are seeing bigger waves than they've ever seen before - mainly because they used to be covered in ice.

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The Washington Post

Nightlife Agenda: Rickeys, Wonderland and a dance party in Rock Creek Park

Wonderland Ballroom, which became known for its electric DJ nights and cheap happy hours in the mid-2000s, celebrates its 10th anniversary this week.

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Related Topix: Rock Creek Park, US National Parks, Washington Post, Publishing, Family, Kids, Sports

Russia Taday

FBI forensic lab misconduct could affect 2,600 convictions, 45 death row cases

Nearly every criminal case the FBI and US Justice Department has reviewed during a major investigation that began in 2012 regarding an FBI lab unit has involved flawed forensic testimony, The Washington Post reported.

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Related Topix: US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

ABC2 Maryland

Bid process underway for Purple Line light rail

The process for companies to prepare bids to build and operate the 16-mile Purple Line light rail has formally begun.

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Related Topix: Maryland

Philly.com

Is suing the president merely a rehearsal for impeachment?

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, looks at arguments that a lawsuit from Republicans against President Obama is a political tactic or about a broader constitutional issue.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Examiner.com

Sarah Palin launches a television network: It'll cost you to watch it

Paula Deen isn't the only one fashioning a new home for herself online. With a spot on The View probably not forthcoming, Sarah Palin has launched her own online channel, fittingly named the Sarah Palin Channel and billed as a forum to "discuss the... The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that Sarah Palin is launching an online television ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Gay Marriage Ruling Could Face Lengthy Legal Process

Virginia now joins Utah and Oklahoma as states where federal appeals courts have recently ruled gay marriage bans unconstitutional; however, the fight for both sides is far from over.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court

The Washington Post

Judge: Former drug kingpin Cornell Jones owes the city more than $1 million

A Superior Court judge ruled Cornell Jones and his nonprofit, accused of using HIV/AIDS funds to open this Queens Chapel Road NE strip club, owe the city over $1 million.

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Business Journal

Washington Post explores Tennessee politics through Alexander vs. Carr lens

The Washington Post's Dan Balz, sometimes called the dean of the Washington press corps, today takes a look at politics in the Volunteer State, framed by the Republican primary battle between U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and state Rep. Joe Carr.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Washington Post, Publishing

The York Daily Record

Mike Argento: The CIA can neither confirm nor deny its tweets

NEWS ITEM: The Washington Post reported that the CIA has taken to Twitter to share its insights and answer questions.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley

Switched

The School-To-Prison Pipeline Can Start Even Before Kindergarten, Mother Points Out

An essay that appeared recently in The Washington Post has brought renewed attention to discipline disparities taking place across all school levels , even in preschool.

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Related Topix: Yale University

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Russia Taday

Washington DC police will not enforce handgun ban

District of Columbia police officers were told Sunday to cease enforcing the city's ban on carrying loaded handguns in public places.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Guns, Vincent Gray, US Governors, US News, US Supreme Court

Detroit Free Press

Richard Nixon tape reveals interest in sex life of pandas

You never know what will come up on these Richard Nixon tapes. Even the mating habits of pandas.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Journalism

Politico

BuzzFeed and the plagiarism risk

Benny Johnson, the 28-year-old BuzzFeed editor who was fired last week for serial plagiarism, never went to journalism school.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Government Executive

How to Swindle Soldiers

Well, here is a clever new business strategy: Offer service members around the country and around the world financing for their appliances, furniture, and electronics, and then, when they fall behind on their loans, sue them in courts they can't get to to represent themselves.

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Contra Costa Times

Washington Post reporter from Marin detained in Iran

Iran confirmed it is holding the four, including two freelance photographers, but did not disclose details about why they were being held.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Home Listing, Home

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