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Gray Brings His People To Mayoral Cabinet

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Gray named seven more people to his cabinet Thursday morning. The majority are staff members from the council and the chairman's office.

The picks include: the budget director, the general counsel, the secretary of the council. The message here is that Gray is bringing his people into the new administration.

He still would not answer questions about the status of D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. He says she is not, as one person put it, "hanging in the wind," but he says all personnel questions will be answered in the coming weeks.

NBC4 video on Gray's appointment on Wednesday of a city administrator and chief of staff:

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How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island

The population of Naoshima has fallen to 3,000. But this year, its art will attract 800,000 tourists from around the world. "The level of our sophistication has gone up considerably," says a resident.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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In A Change Of Tone, Trump Reaches Out To Black And Hispanic Voters

In an effort to reach out to minority voters, Trump met with a group of Black and Hispanic leaders on Thursday. Scott Simon speaks with Pastor Mark Burns, who's supported Trump since the primaries.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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