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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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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.
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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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