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Evans First D.C. Mayoral Contender To Pass $1 Million Mark

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) is the first candidate in the mayor's race to raise more than a million dollars.

While Evans raised the most money, he also appears to have spent the most, reporting about $580,000 cash-on-hand.

Council Member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), by contrast, has more in the bank. The Bowser campaign reports $750,000 cash-on-hand after raising over $900,000 for the campaign.

Evans and Bowser appear to be leading the money race in the crowded field for mayor.

Council member Vincent Orange (D-At Large), who jumped into the campaign late, reported raising $80,000, and he hasn't spent any of that yet.

Former State Department official Reta Jo Lewis reports nearly $60,000 cash on hand.

There were no updated figures for Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), who unlike his opponents has promised to not accept corporate donations, and restaurateur Andy Shallal.

Mayor Vincent Gray, who just announced he will seek re-election, has not yet raised or spent any money, according to the filing.

The Democratic primary is on April 1.

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Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state, was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
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Correction: Italians And Celiac Disease

A correction to our story about gluten-free options in Italy, the land of pizza and pasta. Italian children are not routinely tested for celiac disease, as we incorrectly reported.
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Obama Gets One More Vote Closer To 'Yes' On Iran Deal

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley announced he's backing the Iran deal despite "significant shortcomings." It brings Obama within three votes of sustaining a veto against congressional disapproval.
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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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