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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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Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.
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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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The Politics Hour - May 6, 2016

Metro announces its maintenance plan--and the service disruptions it will cause. Election watchdogs question Baltimore primary results. And Republicans in our region are put on the spot about supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.

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