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WASHINGTON (AP) A mother and daughter have been sentenced for embezzling $214,000 from a federal program that provides services to the blind. Seventy-year-old Barbara Stevenson-Jones and her daughter, 51-year-old Pamela Stevenson, both of Bowie, Maryland, pleaded guilty in September.

LAS VEGAS (AP) The infamous couple who gate-crashed the White House plan a Las Vegas nightclub outing, but this time they're definitely on the guest list. Would-be reality TV couple Tareq and Michaele Salahi are scheduled to party Jan. 16 at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace.

WASHINGTON (AP) An NBA official says the Washington Wizards will fine some players for participating in Gilbert Arenas' on-court antics that made light of his gun troubles. On Tuesday, Arenas was surrounded by his teammates when he knelt on the court and pointed his index fingers at them, as if he were firing a pair of guns.

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Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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