Death Toll Continues To Rise After Explosion At Mexican Oil Company

Rescue workers found the bodies of three more people over the weekend at the site of an explosion at the headquarters of Mexico's state oil monopoly. Authorities pledged a thorough and transparent investigation into the cause of the blast but no official explanation has been given. The deadly incident comes at a critical time for the new Mexican president, who has pledged to reform the notoriously inefficient state run company. And it's unfortunate timing for the company which is in need of foreign investors.
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Readers' Review: "The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

For our next Readers' Review: National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. The 2013 novel follows an enslaved boy who gets caught up in John Brown's abolitionist mission...and must disguise himself as a girl to survive.

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Busboys And Poets In Anacostia: Development Or Gentrification?

Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options-- but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification.

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A Primary Challenge For A Top Arlington County Democrat

Could bipartisanship be the ouster of Arlington County's board chair?

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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

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