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    WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. elections officials say almost 2,600 voters have switched parties to become Democrats this year ahead of the September 14th primary. In a city where 75 percent of voters are Democrats, the primary is traditionally the contest that elects the mayor. Yesterday was the last day to change parties to vote in the primaries.

    WASHINGTON (AP) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is endorsing D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty for a second-term, saying he's made the city's government more effective and accountable. Bloomberg called Fenty a role model during a news conference today and credited him with reducing crime and improving D.C.'s troubled school system.

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    Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

    Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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    Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

    Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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    A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

    Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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    Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

    A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

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