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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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A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly-drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.
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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."
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CNN Just Found A Way To Get Carly Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO had been fighting CNN's criteria for the September presidential candidates debate. Now, she might get her way and make it into the network's main event.
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How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

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