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Barracks Row Stabbing A Hate Crime, Prosecutor Says

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A government attorney says the fatal stabbing last month of a Marine in the District of Columbia was a hate crime.

The fellow Marine accused in the man's death, 20-year-old Michael Poth, appeared in court for a preliminary hearing. The prosecution contends the stabbing happened minutes after Poth saw Philip Bushong hug an openly gay friend and that Poth used a gay slur.

Poth's attorney says the stabbing was in self-defense.

Before the hearing, two Marines entered the court and testified that Poth had been given an other-than-honorable discharge for his conduct before last month's stabbing, and the Marine Corps had been working on Poth's discharge since November, when he tested positive for using synthetic marijuana. Poth had also verbally assaulted other soldiers.

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Readers' Review: "The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

For our next Readers' Review: National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. The 2013 novel follows an enslaved boy who gets caught up in John Brown's abolitionist mission...and must disguise himself as a girl to survive.

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Busboys And Poets In Anacostia: Development Or Gentrification?

Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options-- but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification.

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A Primary Challenge For A Top Arlington County Democrat

Could bipartisanship be the ouster of Arlington County's board chair?

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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

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