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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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Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism?

Suki Kim wrote Without You, There Is No Us after working undercover as a teacher in North Korea. She says the response to her book is also a response to her identity as Korean and a woman.
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In Prison, The Passion That Drove A Yogurt-Maker To Arson Still Burns

The yogurt entrepreneur who set fire to his factory remains in prison, but he's in better spirits now. "He's dreaming again," says his wife.
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The Politics Hour - July 1, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo and Virginia Del. Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax).

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After Deadly Crash, Safety Officials Will Examine Tesla's Autopilot Mode

The fatal crash of a Model S that was in autopilot when it collided with a truck in Florida is prompting a preliminary evaluation of the feature by the National Highway Transportation Safety Board.

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