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    WASHINGTON (AP) Prosecutors say a Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for cashing stolen D.C. and federal treasury checks. Twenty-six-year-old Annternet Howard of Hyattsville, Md., entered the plea yesterday and agreed to pay more than $12,000 in restitution.

    WASHINGTON (AP) The inaugural performance of the new White House Dance Series transformed the stately East Room into a stage for some of the world's most talented dancers to strut their stuff. The event yesterday began with an afternoon of workshops for some 90 or so dance students from all over the country.

    WASHINGTON (AP) The inaugural performance of the new White House Dance Series transformed the stately East Room into a stage for some of the world's most talented dancers to strut their stuff. First lady Michelle Obama hosted yesterday's event.

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    In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

    NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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    D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

    D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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    Creating A D.C. State Constitution

    We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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    $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

    The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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