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WASHINGTON (AP) The independent Washington bookstore Politics and Prose has found a buyer for the 27-year-old establishment. Former Washington Post journalists Bradley Graham and his wife Lissa Muscatine were introduced Monday as the future owners.

WASHINGTON (AP) Taxicabs can begin charging a $1 fuel surcharge for rides within the District of Columbia to offset the rising cost of gasoline. Over the weekend, Mayor Vincent Gray announced he has signed an executive order authorizing the surcharge.

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Angelina Jolie On Her Film's 'Unbroken' Hero: 'He Was Truly A Great Man'

Louis Zamperini was an Olympian before he enlisted in World War II and became a prisoner of war. Jolie says he told her to "make a film that reminds people that they have greatness inside themselves."
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Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
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Hogan Cabinet Appointments Expected In Annapolis Today

Maryland governor-elect Larry Hogan will announce some of his cabinet appointments today, but there's no early indication which positions he will fill.

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Major Movie Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview' After Threats

Audie Cornish talks with LA Times Hollywood Editor Joe Bel Bruno about the latest surrounding hacker threats to Sony and theaters showing the film, The Interview.

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