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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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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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