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Zukerberg Plans To Run For D.C. Attorney General — If Election Happens

Former D.C. Council candidate Paul Zukerberg is filing papers to run for D.C. attorney general.

The defense attorney has made his name pushing a pro-marijuana platform, but now Zukerberg has a new cause — the need for an independent attorney general. Zukerberg has been the most outspoken critic of the D.C. Council's move to delay next year's attorney general election, and filed a lawsuit challenging the decision.

In 2010, D.C. voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum creating an elected attorney general position. That election was scheduled for 2014, but the Council voted in October to overrule the referendum and push the election back, arguing that no candidate had stepped forward and that there was too much uncertainty surrounding the position.

Speaking on The Politics Hour last month, Zukerberg said that the Council's move was a "power grab" aimed at denying D.C. residents a chance to elected a reform-minded attorney general. "All tyrants say that they're postponing election because the people aren't ready," he said.

A hearing on Zukerbergs's lawsuit, which seeks a preliminary injunction to stop the city from removing the attorney general position on next year's ballot, is scheduled for this week.

Zukerberg, in a statement, says his fight against the city isn't about a any single candidate, but rather about the fundamental right of the people to chose their own form of government.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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