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Man Found Guilty Of Brutal Beating On Capitol Hill

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A D.C. Superior Court jury convicted Tommy Branch of beating Thomas Maslin on Capitol Hill in August 2012, reports the Associated Press. Maslin was left with severe brain injuries after the attack.

Maslin was struck with a BB gun and robbed of his credit card and cell phone. Two other men, 18-year-old Sunny Kuti of southeast Washington and 19-year-old Michael Moore of Landover, Md., were also accused in connection with the attack.

Moore pleaded guilty and testified during the trial. He said the robbery was Branch's idea.

Branch faces a maximum of about 30 years in prison at sentencing July 2.

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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.

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