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WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray today announced he would enter the 2010 mayor's race and filed papers that will allow him to raise money. There has been speculation for months that Gray would enter the race, as polls showed about 50 percent of Washington voters disapproved of the job D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty is doing.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. fire officials had to use mobile and portable radios after the city's public safety radio system was out of service for several hours. Officials say the service went out of service last night but was back to normal early this morning.

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