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Report On Parks And Recreation Scandal Clears Fenty

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The scandal surrounding a multimillion-dollar contract involving some fraternity brothers of Fenty led to repeated charges of cronyism during the mayoral campaign.

The 258-page report, while clearing Fenty, does find a number of problems with the contract, which was awarded to rebuild the city's Parks and Recreaction centers.

It says the firms in question, which were led by Fenty friends Omar Karim and Sinclair Skinner, may have overcharged the city and may have been unqualified to do the work.

It also criticizes Karim and Skinner for not cooperating better with the investigation, which was led by D.C. attorney Robert Trout.

The report recommends the D.C. Council refer its findings to the U.S. Attorneys Office.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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