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Gray Releases List Of Transition Donors

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D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent Gray says he's raised more than $180,000 so far to cover the costs of his transition and upcoming inauguration.

After winning the primary, Gray made the decision to forgo public money and raise the funds from private donors. Most of the money –- approximately $130,000 -– was contributed by businesses and corporations.

Because there were no existing campaign finance rules to govern the donations, Gray set the contribution limit at $50,000.

Gray's replacement as council chairman, Kwame Brown, has also pledged to raise private money for the transition. He's expected to release his list of contributors when he takes over.

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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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$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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