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    WASHINGTON (AP) Prosecutors want to keep jurors from learning that a polygraph examiner found that the man charged with killing intern Chandra Levy was not being deceptive when he said he was not involved with her disappearance. Attorneys for the prosecution urged a D.C. judge in court documents to keep the results of lie detector tests out of the trial scheduled to begin Oct. 18.

    BOWIE, Md. (AP) President Barack Obama will be in Maryland to campaign for Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley. Obama will speak at Bowie State University today.

    WASHINGTON (AP) The company behind a high-tech sound device that aimed to keep teens from loitering in a Washington neighborhood has squashed use of the controversial product. The device was installed outside the Chinatown entrance to the Gallery Place Metro station.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) After more than two weeks on the market, only two of 200 autographed photos of Michaele and Tareq Salahi allegedly crashing a White House state dinner have been purchased in an online sale. A publicist said yesterday that the photos were originally priced at $100 but were later slashed to $50 after the first week yielded no buyers.

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    Dystopian Novel Challenges Misogyny As 'The Natural Way Of Things'

    Charlotte Wood's short, gripping book focuses on 10 women who have been sent to a prison camp after various sex scandals. Critic John Powers calls The Natural Way of Things a ferocious novel.
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    Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

    The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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    The Rise And Fall Of FOX News CEO Roger Ailes

    Ailes resigned last week amid allegations of sexual harassment. Biographer Gabriel Sherman joins Fresh Air to discuss the accusations, as well as Ailes' influence on political discourse in America.
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    FBI Investigates Possible Russian Connection To Leaked DNC Emails

    Hackers tied to two Russian intelligence agencies breached DNC computers in May, but whether the same hackers turned over thousands of emails to WikiLeaks is still under investigation.

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