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Prosecutors Claim Gray Knew Of 2010 Shadow Campaign

On the same day that D.C. businessman Jeffrey Thompson pleaded guilty to masterminding shadow campaigns that helped local and federal candidates to the tune of over $2 million over six years, federal prosecutors claimed in open court that Mayor Vincent Gray — whose 2010 campaign benefited from over $660,000 from Thompson — knew of the illicit financial assistance.

Gray has so far said that he knew nothing of the shadow campaign — he said as much at last month's WAMU debate — and in a statement today his re-election campaign said that he was ignorant of what Thompson was doing to help his campaign.

Below are tweets from the courthouse.

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In Tom Wolfe's 'Kingdom,' Speech Is The One Weird Trick

In Tom Wolfe's first book of nonfiction in 16 years, he argues that the development of speech, not evolution, has made humans what we are today — evolution, he says, applies only to animals.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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In A Change Of Tone, Trump Reaches Out To Black And Hispanic Voters

In an effort to reach out to minority voters, Trump met with a group of Black and Hispanic leaders on Thursday. Scott Simon speaks with Pastor Mark Burns, who's supported Trump since the primaries.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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