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Bowser Leads In D.C. Mayoral Race Fundraising

Muriel Bowser has built a big fundraising lead over her biggest rival as she seeks to become the District of Columbia's next mayor.

Bowser's latest financial report shows that she raised $858,000 over a three-month period. Her campaign says she brought in $740,000 of that after April 1, when she defeated Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary.

Three out of four registered voters in the District are Democrats, making Bowser the front-runner to win the general election in November.

Fellow D.C. Council member David Catania raised $553,000 over the same stretch. He also spent more than $200,000, meaning he has $350,000 in cash on hand. Bowser has $720,000 in cash.

Catania is an independent. Another independent, Carol Schwartz, announced her candidacy this week and has yet to start raising money.

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Comic-Con Has Become Poké-Con

At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest phenomena isn't just inside the convention center, it's all around: Swarms of people staring at their phones as they play Pokémon Go.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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4 Reasons Why Progressives Aren't Thrilled With Clinton's Pick Of Kaine

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine's positions on Wall Street reforms and trade deals are already drawing the ire of groups who had backed Clinton's primary rival Bernie Sanders.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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