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Storify: Rolling Precinct Figures From D.C. Primary

The District of Columbia's April 3 primary election includes presidential, congressional and Council seats. In the D.C. Council races, there will be elections for an at-large member, and members representing Wards 2, 4, 7 and 8. Find out where to vote and check your registration status.

  • At-Large race: Vincent Orange, Dr. Rev. E. Gail Anderson Holness, Peter Shapiro, Sekou Biddle
  • Ward 4: Judi Jones, Max Skolnik, Baruti Jani, Renee L. Bowser, Calvin "Gurley", Muriel E. Bowser
  • Ward 7: Kevin B. Chavous, Tom Brown, William Rev. Bill Bennett II, Yvette M. Alexander, Monica L. Johnson, Dorothy Douglas
  • Ward 8: Marion Barry, Jacque D. Patterson, Darrell Danny Gaston, Natalie Williams, S.S. Sandra Seegars

Before the polls close at 8 p.m., here are the latest rolling precinct numbers, via Twitter:

 

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'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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