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Gray Aide Faces Sentencing On Wednesday

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Howard Brooks, a former campaign aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, faces sentencing Wednesday for lying to the FBI about under-the-table payments to Sulaimon Brown, a minor candidate in the 2010 mayor's race.

Brooks pleaded guilty to working with another Gray campaign official to provide Brown with money so that the long-shot candidate would stay in the race and verbally attack then-mayor Adrian Fenty.

The scheme involved converting undocumented campaign funds into fraudulent money orders for Brown, who also claims he was promised a job by the Gray campaign.

While Brooks could face up to six months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines, last month prosecutors said they would not oppose a sentence of probation for Brooks because he provided, "significant assistance" to investigators.

Mayor Gray, whose 2010 campaign remains under federal investigation, has long denied knowledge of any payments to Brown.

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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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