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A slight change in tone of the mayoral race this week in the District. In Maryland, fundraising in the governor campaign and Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced spending cuts in the Pentagon's budget that are expected to affect Virginia in particular.

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talks with Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney about this week's top stories...

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