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D.C. To Elect Next Attorney General

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D.C. voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum in 2010 to make the attorney general an elected position. Currently, the mayor appoints someone to the post. But there's concern about what a politically minded attorney general will mean for city business.

The big question: whom should lawyers at each city agency report to — the mayor or the attorney general?

Right now, the attorney general oversees lawyers in the executive branch. But some fear that could create problems down the road when there is an independent attorney general. They worry it could undermine the mayor's ability to implement policy.

Yesterday, a D.C. Council committee approved legislation to change the city's legal structure and put attorneys under the control of the mayor. The proposal will go the full council for a vote.

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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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