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Alexandra Pushing Back Decision On Waterfront

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The decision is whether to allow hotels along the waterfront, a use that is currently not allowed, and whether to increase density at three sites expected to be redeveloped in the near future. Advocates of the plan say it would increase the tax base and pay for flood mitigation while opponents say it would increase traffic and choke the city's colonial streets.

Mayor Bill Euille is one of the plan's biggest supporters, and he was pushing the council to take a vote before the summer recess. But it became clear the votes weren't there to make that happen.

"If we can do it in September, fine,” says Euille. “But the vote certainly doesn't have to occur in September as long as we can get it done sometime before the next decade."

Both sides are planning to sharpen their arguments for when the debate starts again this fall.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

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