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Detroit's Financial Crisis And Its National Implications

Kevyn Orr, Detroit's emergency manager, cancelled a bus tour scheduled for today. He had hoped to give some of the city's creditors a firsthand look at just how dire Detroit's situation had become. Most declined. It's one more sign of the many challenges he faces in trying to reach a deal among the city's bondholders, government retirees and other creditors. Years of mismanagement, a shrinking tax base and groups of willing Wall Street investors have left the city on the brink of financial collapse. Bankruptcy remains an option. What's ahead for Detroit's residents, its unions and investors.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 1

Music from West Africa and photography from South East Asia come to the D.C. area.

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love Of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.
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Legal Limbo No More? Bill To Go Before D.C. Council Lays Out Ridesharing Rules

Cab drivers in D.C. have long complained that their app-based, ridesharing competition are unregulated. Now D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is introducing a bill that would address these concerns.

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Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad-free, invitation-only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

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