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Scandals Take Toll On D.C.'s Top Officials

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D.C. Mayor Vince Gray, once a supporter of the underground Metro Station at Dulles Airport now says it's too expensive.
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D.C. Mayor Vince Gray, once a supporter of the underground Metro Station at Dulles Airport now says it's too expensive.

According to the Clarus Poll, Gray's job approval rating stands at 31 percent and 40 percent of residents polled disapprove of Gray's performance so far.

The results are even worse for Brown, who received a 27 percent approval rating, and a 41 percent disapproval rating.

The silver lining, according to the poll's author, is that nearly one in three people surveyed did not have an opinion, meaning there is still room for the two men to repair their images.

The Clarus Poll was conducted earlier this week with a sample of 500 registered voters; its margin of error is 4.4 percent.

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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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