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The District's Democrats put their chair on the D.C. Council. A prominent statewide office holder in Maryland decides to stay away from an upcoming gubernatorial race. And one of the nation's most influential conservatives issues a threat-down to Virginia politicians over proposals to change the state's gas tax. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Former Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello weighed in on the looming fiscal cliff. "It's somewhere in between armageddon and theater in that it's not one cliff. We call it the austerity minefield," Perriello said.

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After D.C. Council hearings raised troubling questions about D.C.'s lottery contract, Kojo ponders who is to blame. Is it D.C. voters, who elected “the bums who appointed the bums who conspired with the bums who configured the most convoluted deal to come down the pike in D.C. political history?"

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For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
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From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
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Virginia Democrats And Republicans Fight Over Investigating Senator's Resignation

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
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Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

According to a report in The New York Times, hackers accessed U.S. government databases in March and apparently targeted files on employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

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