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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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'Deadpool' Is a Potty-Mouthed Splatterfest. A Really Funny One

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool goes in deep on its R rating — and has plenty of fun doing it.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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