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D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Democratic Mayoral Nominee Vincent Gray met to discuss the future of D.C. schools...

In Maryland, the Republican and the Democratic Governors Associations launched ads in the gubernatorial race this week...

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's administration came out with an audit of its Department of Transportation this week...

Guest host Matt Bush talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the week's top stories.

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Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself

During the Sino-Japanese War, Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather buried his vast porcelain collection to keep it safe. Hsu went to find it 70 years later, on a trip about more than missing china.
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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.
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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.
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App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

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