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Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant To Pitch Tent Outside City Hall

Eugene Grant is still the mayor of Seat Pleasant in Prince George's County. And he is also still evicted from his office in city hall following a vote last week by the city council.

Grant promised to "pitch a tent" in front of the Seat Pleasant city hall to meet with constituents following his eviction from the building — but not his job — last week. By a 4-3 vote, the Seat Pleasant council decided that Grant would no longer have an office in city hall following numerous complaints from city workers that he berated, insulted, and intimidated them.

So while Grant still holds office, he doesn't have an actual physical one, and on Monday of this week, he was planning to announce his "mobile mayor" initiative.

But in a tweet, he decided to delay the announcement because of a press conference held that day that updated the investigation into the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl last weekend. But in another tweet yesterday, Grant directed supporters to sign up at the website themobilemayor.com to get the latest updates on what he's planning next.

What that will be is still anyone's guess, as the same tweet gave no date for announcement, saying only that it will come "soon."


Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.

Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.


After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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