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Mayor Vincent Gray No Longer Backs Former Campaign Chair

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Lorraine Green is at the center of a controversy involving former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown. He says Green and other Gray campaign officials gave him cash and promised him a city job in exchange for repeated attacks on former Mayor Adrian Fenty. Green has denied Brown's claims, which have led to multiple investigations.

Gray said he was withdrawing Green's nomination at her request. The mayor says Green has decided to re-establish a business venture she put on hold several years ago.

Green recently retired as an Amtrak executive.

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Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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