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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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