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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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Depicting Sexual Predators As Villains In Fiction Is Tricky

Humbert Humbert, the main character in Lolita, is one of the most famous "sympathetic" villains in history. Today, a story from the point of view of a sexual predator might not get told in literature.
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Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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Lester Holt's Moment

For NBC's Lester Holt, who took the anchor chair after Brian Williams was caught exaggerating, Monday's presidential debate has big stakes and bigger risks.
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Facebook Group Launched To Combat KKK Presence In Pennsylvania Town

Jaimi Hajzus was alarmed to learn that KKK fliers were dropped on lawns in her hometown of Coudersport, Pa. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin of a Facebook campaign to counter the hate group.

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