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The State Of The District Is Snowy, So Gray Postpones Annual Speech

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's annual State of the District address was supposed to happen tonight, but it is being postponed because of weather.

City officials have set March 11 as the new date for the speech, which is traditionally used to tout accomplishments and introduce new initiatives.

This year's speech comes less than a month before the April 1 Democratic primary, when the mayor will face seven challengers. A poll last week showed him leading the field, but with only 28 percent support.

As a sign of how political the speech has become, his main challenger for the city's top seat, Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), said she would deliver a response to Gray's speech — a first in D.C. history.

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'It's A Surviving Tool': 'Native' Tells Satirical Stories Of Life In Israel

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to author Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian whose satirical weekly columns in Haaretz newspaper are collected in his new book called Native.
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What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

Natural wines can be off-putting at first: perhaps darker than usual, a little fizzy or cloudy. Some find them charming, others unsophisticated. Here's a guide to this trending, quirky style of wine.
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Jim Gilmore, Who Was Campaigning For President, Isn't Anymore

He had the resume — swing-state governor, veteran, ex-party leader — but there's a good chance you had no idea he was running. Judging by vote totals, Iowa and New Hampshire may have missed it too.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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