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Gray Appoints Search Committee For New D.C. CFO

The resignation of Natwar Gandhi, pictured, as D.C. CFO is effective June 1, 2013.
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The resignation of Natwar Gandhi, pictured, as D.C. CFO is effective June 1, 2013.

District of Columbia leaders are looking to the city's past as they search for someone to safeguard its fiscal future.

Mayor Vincent Gray announced Tuesday that former mayor Anthony Williams and former U.S. Office of Management and Budget Director Alice Rivlin will lead a search committee that will recommend candidates for chief financial officer.

Longtime CFO Natwar Gandhi is stepping down in June after more than a decade in the powerful, independent position.

Williams and Rivlin were key players in the District's emergence from insolvency in the mid-1990s. Williams was the first CFO appointed by a Congressional control board that took over management of city government in 1995. He later served two terms as mayor. Rivlin chaired the control board from 1998 until 2001, when it ceased operations.

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Long Before Burning Man, Zozobra Brought Fire And Redemption To The Desert

For decades, residents in Santa Fe, N.M., have gathered to burn a massive puppet — but only after stuffing it with symbols of their woes. It's a way to release the past year's sadness and start anew.
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Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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Trump Meets Netanyahu And Affirms Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Trump's position would reverse long-standing U.S. policy. Netanyahu is expected to meet with Hillary Clinton later on Sunday.
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Facebook Group Launched To Combat KKK Presence In Pennsylvania Town

Jaimi Hajzus was alarmed to learn that KKK fliers were dropped on lawns in her hometown of Coudersport, Pa. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin of a Facebook campaign to counter the hate group.

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