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Gray Calls Proposed GOP Cuts To D.C. 'Devastating'

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Gray says the District takes a direct hit of around $80 million in lost funding under the GOP's sweeping legislation to trim government spending. In particular Gray highlights the proposed cuts for school reform and HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

And with the District facing its own budget deficit that's been pegged as high as $500 million, the mayor says the timing couldn't be worse.

"The city government will now work quickly to learn where the cuts have been made in city services," Gray says.

He says he's asked his department heads to look at ways to soften the blow.

Finally, Gray says the cuts could require the city to raise additional revenue -- in other words, a potential tax increase.

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A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

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New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

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What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Social Media Company Twitter Struggles Financially

Steve Inskeep talks to Emily Bell, director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School, about the challenges Twitter faces.

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