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Federal officials investigate whether D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign concealed donations. A Maryland judge blocks both a Maryland lawmaker and her nominated replacement from taking a seat in Annapolis. And a prominent Virginia Democrat decides not to throw up any obstacles in front of a fellow party member seeking a gubernatorial nomination. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Anita Bonds, chairman of the D.C. Democratic State Committee and a candidate for the at-large D.C. Council seat, discussed whether she would accept corporate contributions and, if appointed, whether she would resign from her job with the city's primary road paving contractor.

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Stephen Hawking Says Zayn Malik Could Still Be In One Direction In A Parallel Universe

Millions of hearts were broken last month when Zayn Malik left One Direction, but according to physicist Stephen Hawking, that might not be the case after all.
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Chipotle Says Adios To GMOs, As Food Industry Strips Away Ingredients

Chipotle's move is the latest example of the food industry ditching ingredients, as consumers demand a say in what's in their dinner. Some of these ingredients are more questionable than others.
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U.S., Japan Announce Updated Defense Guidelines

The updated 18-year-old guidelines reflect concern over China's growing influence and North Korea's nuclear capability. They also call for Japan to take a more active role in the Asia Pacific region.
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From TED Talks To Taco Bell, Abuzz With Silicon Valley-Style 'Disruption'

Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the roots and resonance of the latest tech buzzword to catapult into the mainstream. "Disrupt" may be ubiquitous now, but could the term be on the eve of a disruption?

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