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Fate Of Only Hospital East Of Anacostia River Still Unclear

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Mayor Vincent Gray as well as Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi have long said they want United Medical Center off of the city's books and turned over to a private owner.

Gray says this view was reinforced by a recent visit with the bond rating agencies on Wall Street, who urged the city to sell the hospital.

But that may take some time.

Gray says he's hiring an outside consultant to help actively market the hospital.

"They will look at the qualities and characteristics that...a safety-net hospital should have, they will help us determine the financial wherewithal, the financial prognosis for the hospital," Gray says.

He says finding a suitable buyer for the hospital could take up to a year.

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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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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 Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.

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