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Mayor Gray, Council Chair Brown Appear Before Congress

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This is no ordinary hearing between city officials and federal lawmakers. It comes at a time when relations between the two are particularly strained. Gray and other city officials for the past month or two have led a series of demonstrations on the Hill. Meanwhile Republicans, since taking back the House of Representatives, there has been a renewed focused on local District affairs in a successful push to strip back D.C. autonomy.

Finally, the scandals in City Hall, the questionable hiring practices, the Sulaimon Brown saga, the luxury SUVs – these haven’t helped the District's cause to promote itself as fiscally responsible. But city leaders say the District has year after year passed a balanced budget, something their counterparts on the Hill have had trouble doing recently.

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Smithsonian Sets Phasers To Restore On Original Starship Enterprise

The Starship Enterprise — from the original Star Trek series — has gotten a restoration fit for a real life spacecraft. It goes on display this week at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.
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Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail

This primary season Oklahoma educators are running for state office in record numbers. The nearly 40 teachers and principals say they're fed up with low funding, over-testing and teacher shortages.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

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