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U.S. Attorney Pushes Forward In D.C. Shadow Campaign Probe

A prominent D.C. businessman on Monday admitted to financing an illegal shadow campaign to support Vincent Gray in the city's 2010 mayoral election. Federal prosecutors accused contractor Jeffrey Thompson of illegally funneling more than $2 million to local and national candidates from 2006 to 2012, and that he did so with Gray's knowledge in 2010. We explore the specific accusations made by the prosecutors in the case, and their implications for D.C.'s political system.

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A Modern 'Roots' For An American Society Still 'Based On The Color Line'

The remake of the seminal TV miniseries begins on the History channel Monday night. Co-producer LeVar Burton says he recognized an opportunity to retell the story "to and for a new generation."
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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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'Bikers For Trump' At Rolling Thunder Rally Endorse Donald Trump

Chris Cox, the head of Bikers for Trump, talks with David Greene about his decision to endorse the Republican Party's presumptive nominee. Trump spoke during Memorial Day motorcycle rally events.
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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