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Audit Finds D.C.'s Approval Of Online Gambling Was Legal

The D.C. Inspector General is expected to release a report this week clearing the D.C. Council of illegal conduct when members voted to legalize online gaming and selected a new lottery vendor. 

According to the Washington Post, a draft report from the IG shows that the office found insufficient evidence that council members "acted improperly or violated standards of conduct" during the lottery deal. 

But the report raises questions about the actions of the office of D.C. chief financial officer Natwar Gandhi for adding provisions on online gambling to the lottery contract after bidding had closed. It recommends the council more clearly define the purpose of its contract review powers.

Gandhi's office completed a second solicitation after the Council rejected the first awarded contract. 

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Black Leadership In The Age Of Obama: A Look Back

PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill joins All Things Considered from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to discuss her 2009 book The Breakthrough. Ifill is re-examining the book's conclusions about black political leadership as President Obama prepares to leave office.
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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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On A Night Capped By Obama, Democrats Aim To Stress National Security

On the third night of the Democratic National Convention, party officials are rolling out some of their heaviest hitters — including headliner President Obama.
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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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