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Judge Refuses McDonnell Request For Delay Of Preliminary Hearing

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A judge has refused to delay former Gov. Bob McDonnell's initial court appearance on a 14-count federal corruption indictment.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak gave no reason for rejecting McDonnell's motion in a brief order. The denial means the bond hearing and arraignment of McDonnell and his wife remains set for tomorrow morning at U.S. District Court in Richmond.

The former governor requested a one-week delay because one of his attorneys is out of the country at a remote location and would have a tough time getting back to Richmond this week. Prosecutors did not oppose the motion.

The indictment returned Tuesday alleges the McDonnells illegally received thousands of dollars in gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman in exchange for promoting his company's products.

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Black Leadership In The Age Of Obama: A Look Back

PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill joins All Things Considered from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to discuss her 2009 book The Breakthrough. Ifill is re-examining the book's conclusions about black political leadership as President Obama prepares to leave office.
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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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LIVE BLOG: President Obama To Headline Third Night Of DNC

As the third day opened, Bernie Sanders supporters demanded a roll call to nominate Tim Kaine as the democratic vice presidential candidate. Kaine was eventually nominated by acclamation.
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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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