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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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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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