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Irvin Nathan Confirmed As D.C. Attorney General

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Nathan was general counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives and a partner at the firm Arnold and Porter before being tapped by Gray.

So far, the attorney general has kept a lower profile than his predecessor Peter Nickles, but Attorney General Nathan has a few politically sensitive items on his plate.

Nathan took over the investigation into a nonprofit run by Council member Harry Thomas and is also handling the situation involving the Police Department's faulty breathalysers.

If Nathan serves out his full term, he could be the city's last appointed attorney general, as voters passed a referendum making the attorney general an elected position starting in 2014.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Wet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.

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