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D.C. Mayoral Candidates Ready To Show Off Size Of War Chests

Fundraising reports for candidates vying to be D.C.'s next mayor are due in today, and the the size of their war chests could offer hints as to how the competitive election will turn out.

So far, Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser has held the strong fundraising edge over her opponents in the general election. She out-raised independent candidate David Catania by a 2-1 margin during the last reporting period. The latest campaign finance filings are due tonight at midnight.

The reports will also, for the first time, include the fundraising figures for former council member Carol Schwartz, another independent candidate. Schwartz surprised many by jumping into the race in June.

A non-Democrat has never won the mayor’s race in D.C. since the city gained local autonomy in 1973.

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Was It Good, Bad, Or Ugly? Takes On Larry Wilmore's Jokes At Correspondents' Dinner

Some say the "Nightly Show" host utterly bombed his routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner. Others say he simply had a different crowd in mind.
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At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.
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Do The Words 'Race Riot' Belong On A Historic Marker In Memphis?

On May 1, 1866, Memphis was home to a massacre that killed 46 African-Americans and injured many others. Now a historical marker shows an ongoing rift between white historians and black activists.
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Left Behind In The Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles To Innovate

As PC sales fall, the Silicon Valley giant is struggling to remake itself to keep up with cloud computing and mobile. Intel recently announced the layoff of 11 percent of its workforce.

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