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Gray Apologizes For Troubled 2010 Campaign

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has apologized for misconduct that occurred during his 2010 campaign, but reiterated that he didn't do anything wrong and didn't know others were breaking the law.

Gray said in an interview on WUSA-TV on Wednesday that he was sorry and accepted responsibility for the campaign, which has been under federal investigation for most of his term.

Four people who worked on the campaign have pleaded guilty to felonies, two of them for helping to orchestrate and spend $653,000 in illicit funds on Gray's behalf.

Gray said in the interview that the campaign was hastily put together and conduct occurred that was "painful'' and "embarrassing.''

He said he didn't know anything about the crimes, but wanted to apologize because "it was the Vincent Gray campaign.''

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Misty Copeland Inspires A Barbie 'Sheroes' Doll

Misty Copeland says she played with Barbie dolls until she was 13 — the same year she started ballet.
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'Touch Tours' Help Blind Experience Philadelphia's Historic Food Scene

A hands-on tour of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market includes time to appreciate the scents and sounds — and opportunities to sample the district's delicious chocolate, cheeses and fresh pastas.
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Shaking Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx replaced three Metro board members with safety experts, while a Maryland Congressman introduced legislation which would require the next three federally appointed Metro board members have relevant expertise.

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Biotech's Theranos Offers A Cautionary Tale For Silicon Valley

The blood-testing startup led by Elizabeth Holmes soared on hype and celebrity boosters. Now it's under federal scrutiny. It could show that Silicon Valley's success model doesn't work in biotech.

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