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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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    Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 1

    Music from West Africa and photography from South East Asia come to the D.C. area.

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    From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

    Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.
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    Legal Limbo No More? Bill To Go Before D.C. Council Lays Out Ridesharing Rules

    Cab drivers in D.C. have long complained that their app-based, ridesharing competition are unregulated. Now D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is introducing a bill that would address these concerns.

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    'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

    Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad-free, invitation-only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

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