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The Other Races: Bonds, McDuffie And Mendelson Cruise To Victory

While the main stories of Tuesday's D.C. primary were the defeat of Mayor Vincent Gray and Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), a number of other races were also on the ballot yesterday:

  • In the race for Council Chair, Phil Mendelson handily defeated challenger Calvin Gurley 81-17.
  • In an At-Large race, Council member Anita Bonds won another term, beating challengers Nate Bennett-Fleming, John Settles and Pedro Rubio. She took just under 53 percent of the vote.
  • In Ward 3, Council member Mary Cheh ran unopposed, and won.
  • In Ward 5, Council member Kenyan McDuffie emerged victorious with close to 80 percent of the vote.
  • In Ward 6, Charles Allen defeated Darrel Thompson 58-41. Allen will replace his former boss, Council member Tommy Wells, who ran for mayor.
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton won her re-election bid for her non-voting seat in Congress, while Paul Strauss and Franklin Garcia took the Shadow Senator and Shadow Representative races.

All of these candidates still face competitors in the November general election.


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

The kids look so darned cute in that photo, it's hard not to post it online for all too see. But there are privacy risks to sharing children's images, and children often don't want the exposure.

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