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    The Fallout: D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown Resigns

    Kwame Brown in his D.C. Council chairman's seat in January.
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    Kwame Brown in his D.C. Council chairman's seat in January.

    On Wednesday, D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown (D) resigned his office after becoming the second elected city leader to be charged with a felony this year. His resignation is already setting off intensive political maneuvering. We get a primer on the legal maneuvering, find out who is in charge of the Council, and consider how various corruption investigations are affecting life in the District.

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    Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

    Palm oil growers are setting their sights on Africa as they amp up production. More than half of the land that's been set aside for plantations in Africa overlaps with ape habitats, researchers say.
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    Democrats Push To Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling

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