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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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    Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott Pushes Local, Global Boundaries

    The MacArthur Foundation named 67-year-old Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott a 2016 Fellow -– an honor that comes with a $625,000 "genius grant" and international recognition.


    A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

    Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

    So, Which Is It: Bigly Or Big-League? Linguists Take On A Common Trumpism

    If you've followed the 2016 presidential election, you've probably heard Donald Trump say it: "bigly." Or is that "big-league"? We asked linguists settle the score — and offer a little context, too.
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    Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies And Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing The American Way Of War

    After the 9/11 attacks, U.S. intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies were forced to work together in completely new ways. A veteran national security reporter on how America has tried to adapt to a new era of warfare.

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