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WASHINGTON (AP) A member of the MS-13 gang in Washington who drove a getaway car during a 2007 shooting that killed a rival gang member has been sentenced to life in prison plus 45 years. Melvin Sorto was sentenced Wednesday. Two other MS-13 members involved in the death of Edwin Ventura also were convicted during the trial.

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington's police chief says a young man shot by officers was carrying a BB gun that resembled a handgun. Police Chief Cathy Lanier she's not sure if the man carrying the gun had fired any shots. Rafael Briscoe of Washington died at a hospital.

WASHINGTON (AP) A week after a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama aborted a landing at Andrews Air Force Base, the Federal Aviation Administration has changed top managers at the radar center that handled the aircraft. The center handles approaches and departures for Andrews and other airports in Maryland and Virginia.

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say the last of four D.C. youths who escaped from a private treatment center in South Carolina has been taken into custody. The D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services says the youth was captured yesterday by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

WASHINGTON (AP) The District of Columbia Bar and D.C. Superior Court are holding a free estate-planning seminar. Two judges and three attorneys will participate in the seminar tonight at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in northeast Washington.

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How John Safran Lost A Year In Mississippi

God'll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran.
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Need A New Sweet Potato Recipe For Your Thanksgiving Table? Try Gnocchi

Because some cooks like to mix it up for Thanksgiving, we offer a Found Recipe from our archives: Julia Della Croce's purple sweet potato gnocchi.
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Marion Barry, Legend Of D.C. Politics, Dies At 78

The former mayor and current Ward 8 council member had visited a hospital earler on Saturday, and died around midnight at United Medical Center .

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Car Ride Service Puts Gender In The Driver's Seat

Car share programs are extremely popular, but so are concerns for safety. NPR's Tess Vigeland talks to Stella Mateo, founder of SheRides, which allows passengers to choose the gender of their driver.

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