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Gray Says He Will Cooperate With House Probe Of Brown Allegations

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Brown, a former mayoral candidate and former employee of the Department of Health Care Finance, says he was paid cash and promised a job by the Gray campaign to launch verbal attacks against then Mayor Adrian Fenty during the race.

The probe is being led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Issa says because his investigators have essentially been stonewalled in their attempts to interview key figures close to Gray, he has lost confidence in the District government's ability to probe what happened.

There are several investigations already underway. The Office of Campaign Finance is conducting an audit and the U.S. Attorney's office and FBI say they're working together to assess the allegations.

A spokesperson for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says a hearing date has not been set.

Gray, in a statement, says that while he will cooperate fully with the House probe, he doesn't believe congressional involvement will illuminate any additional issues or information.

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Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes In The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social-site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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