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Judge Set To Decide If Attorney General Election Will Be On D.C. Ballot

A judge is set to hear arguments on whether District of Columbia voters should get a chance to elect an attorney general this year.

Paul Zukerberg filed a lawsuit after the D.C. Council voted to postpone the city's first attorney general race until 2018. City voters approved a ballot initiative in 2010 that called for the District to elect its top attorney starting this year. The position is currently a mayoral appointment.

After filing his lawsuit, Zukerberg filed papers to run for attorney general. He would be the only candidate on the Democratic primary ballot if he succeeds.

Zukerberg and city lawyers requested Thursday's hearing because the Board of Elections has to send ballots to the printer by Friday. The primary is April 1.

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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