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In State Of The District Speech, Gray Forcefully Denies Shadow Campaign Claims

At his 2014 State of the District address, Mayor Vincent Gray said that he did not participate in the illegal shadow campaign that pumped $653,000 into his 2010 mayoral bid.
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Read It: Mayor Vincent Gray's State Of The District Address 2014

Read the full version of Mayor Vincent Gray's State of the District address, including the portion where he directly addresses claims that he participated in the illegal 2010 shadow campaign orchestrated by Jeffrey Thompson.
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In His Own Words: Mayor Vincent Gray Denies Knowledge Of 'Shadow Campaign'

Mayor Vincent Gray sat down with WAMU 88.5's District reporter Patrick Madden to discuss the recent accusations made by businessman Jeffrey Thompson about the mayor's knowledge of a shadow campaign.

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Former D.C. Teacher Eric Toth Sentenced To 25 Years For Child Pornography

Former D.C. teacher and member of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted, 32-year-old Eric Toth was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday for videotaping 17 children in his care.

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D.C. Moves To Extend School Day At Low-Performing Schools

Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson want students and 40 of the city's lowest-performing schools to stay in school a little longer every day.
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Crowd Pays Homage To The Notorious B.I.G. At Howard Theatre

It's been 17 years since the death of rapper Biggie Smalls, and a tribute concert at Howard Theatre on Monday night paid tribute to his memory.

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D.C. Elections Board Says Marijuana Initiative Is Appropriate For Ballot

The D.C. Board of Elections says that an initiative that would legalize marijuana can make it to the ballot, but proponents now have to gather more than 25,000 signatures.
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Machen: Thompson Pleas 'Only The Tip Of The Iceberg'

U.S. Attorney for D.C. Ron Machen said on Monday that guilty pleas from D.C. businessman Jeffrey Thompson for campaign finance violations were only one part of an ongoing investigation into corruption in D.C.
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Catania Makes It Official: He's Running For Mayor

An aide to D.C. Council member David Catania say the independent will formally file paperwork for a mayoral run later this week.
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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. 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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