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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal audit says the D.C. schools Head Start program does not have the capacity to manage and account for federal funds that it receives for the program. The review from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' inspector general found that the $13 million program could not account for more than $300,000 in administrative and training expenses between 2007 and 2009.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A report from the D.C. chief financial officer says the city faces a $175 million budget shortfall. The D.C. chief financial officer's latest revenue estimates for fiscal year 2011, which begins Friday, are down almost $100 million from his estimates in February.

WASHINGTON (AP) — An audit of the voting technology used in the District's primary election revealed small discrepancies between precinct scanners and hand ballot counts. The audit results announced yesterday showed discrepancies that are within the margin of differences allowed by law.

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney says a Justice Department prosecutor who was part of the team that convicted Sen. Ted Stevens has killed himself. Attorney Robert Luskin says 37-year-old Nicholas Marsh committed suicide on Sunday amid an investigation into whether he and other prosecutors in the case against Stevens acted improperly.

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