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Treasurer For Former Council Member Michael Brown Indicted For Theft

The campaign treasurer for a former D.C. councilmember has been indicted on charges of stealing $115,000 from a campaign account.

A 14-count indictment against Hakim Sutton was unsealed Wednesday. Sutton was the treasurer for Michael Brown, who lost his reelection bid in 2012 after announcing that most of his campaign funds had been stolen.

Brown was later convicted of bribery and is cooperating with federal prosecutors in a probe of corruption in District of Columbia politics.

According to the indictment, Sutton wrote 36 checks to himself from Brown's campaign account and spent some of the money on domestic and international travel.

Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon, who had been representing Sutton, says he hasn't been able to reach him to discuss the charges. Gordon says he doesn't believe Sutton stole anything.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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