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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.

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'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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