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Former D.C. Council Member's Sentencing Delayed

A former D.C. Council member who pleaded guilty to a bribery charge will have to wait a little longer to know his fate.

The Washington Post reports Michael A. Brown was to be sentenced Oct. 3. But prosecutors asked for a delay, and on Friday a judge reset sentencing for Jan. 16. Prosecutors said in asking for the delay that they have identified evidence of additional suspect conduct in the ongoing criminal investigation in which Brown is participating.

Brown pleaded guilty in June. He acknowledged accepting $55,000 in cash payments from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen seeking preferential treatment from the city government. Brown lost his bid for a second term in November. He ran again for an open at-large seat but dropped out in April.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30, 2015

Folk music descends on Vienna this weekend. Elsewhere in Virginia, jazz music takes over a performing arts venue. 

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You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Wet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.

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