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Council Member Catania Files Petitions To Run For D.C. Mayor

Catania, an independent, dropped the petitions off himself at the city’s board of elections, and used the opportunity to criticize his chief rival, Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser.
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Virginia Health Official Testifies On Meeting With Jonnie Williams

In the ongoing corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, a former health official is testifying that she met with Jonnie Williams but nothing came of the meeting.

How Ronald Reagan Used An 'Invisible Bridge' To Win Over Americans

Rick Perlstein's new book describes how Reagan emerged as the leader of a potent political movement during the turbulent mid-'70s. He says the soul of Reagan's appeal was how he made people feel good.

Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?
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Eight Maryland Lawmakers Urge Obama To Abandon Offshore Seismic Testing

The White House has backed a proposal to use seismic airguns to search for oil and gas off the Atlantic Coast — something opposed by eight prominent Maryland lawmakers.


African Leaders: No One Country Can Stop Elephant Poaching

African leaders are looking for new ways to break up wildlife trafficking. They say they need to coordinate among themselves and get items like helicopters and night-vision goggles from the West.

Obama To Host White House Dinner For Africa Heads Of State

After Tuesday's Africa summit sessions, the White House is preparing to give a dinner for the heads of state and the chairman of the African Union.

Obama Touts Improved Climate For U.S. Businesses

In an interview with The Economist, President Obama said no matter how you look at it, the U.S. economy is better off than when he took office, and that most U.S. businesses have done well.

A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. It's doing so by giving patients personalized attention.
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Did Virginia Prosecutors Get What They Wanted From Jonnie Williams?

The prosecution's star witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is done with his testimony, and the businessman says he never had any intimate contact with the former governor's wife.