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Gray Withdraws Mallett Nomination

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Mayor Vincent Gray's decision to withdraw his nomination of Robert Mallett as chairman of the Board of Elections and Ethics came amid concerns that Mallett, who recently moved to D.C. from New York, might not be eligible for the position because of a residency requirement. Under District law, board members must reside in the city for three years before serving.

Mallett is a city administrator and former deputy mayor. Gray had announced his appointment of Mallett to the three-member elections board last week. And earlier this month, Gray's deputy chief of staff resigned, following revelations that she had voted in D.C. last year when she had lived in Maryland.

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Nina McLemore's Clothes Are A 'Weapon' Of Powerful Women

Nina McLemore designs clothes for powerful women: Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Janet Yellen, Elena Kagan and others. She talks about how fashion can help women stand out in political office.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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Why Trump's Minority Outreach May Really Be About White Voters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly tried to reach out to minority voters. But that outreach may really be aimed at improving his standing with suburban white voters.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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