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Government Lawyer Accused Of Sexual Assault Found Dead In D.C. Jail

The D.C. Department of Corrections is investigating the death of a U.S. Department of Labor lawyer who was being held in a D.C. Jail on charges related to a home invasion.

Authorities say 58-year-old Paul Mannina was found unresponsive in his cell early this morning. He'd been in jail since last week, having been charged with attacking a co-worker at her home.

According to court documents, the woman told police that Mannina had a "crush'' on her and that he used a stun gun on her during the attack. He was charged with third-degree sex abuse and burglary.

At a hearing yesterday, police testified that shortly after the attack Mannina had been admitted to a Montgomery County hospital with a high blood-alcohol content and Tylenol and opiates in his system.

Mannina worked at the Labor Department's Division of Plan Benefits Security.

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Franzen's Latest Novel: An Ambitious But Tarnished 'Purity'

Jonathan Franzen weaves together a cavalcade of stories and characters in his latest novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that despite its breadth, Purity fails to "emotionally move the reader."
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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.
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Akron, Ohio, To Hold Fall Election After Long-Serving Mayor Resigns

Akron, Ohio, had one of the longest serving mayors in the country. Now it's working on selecting its fourth mayor in less than a year after the long-time mayor abruptly resigned.
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Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

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