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WASHINGTON (AP) Jessica Alba and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver read today to about 250 local elmentary students at the Library of Congress. They were joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

WASHINGTON (AP) India's arts, precious gems and culture is being showcased over the next three weeeks at The Kennedy Center. The "Maximum India" festival opened last night and runs through March 20th.

WASHINGTON (AP) The attorney for a man that prosecutors say is a key player in the corruption probe of the district's taxicab industry says his client plans to plead guilty. The lawyer says Yitbarek Syume plans to plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery and a count of bribery and mail fraud.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Police are seeking leads in a website devoted to catching the man known as the East Coast Rapist. Authorities say the man is believed responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997 in places that include Maryland and Virginia.

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The Politics Hour - August 28, 2015

We chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the city's strategy to combat the spike in violent crime taking place in the nation's capital.

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