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The Region's Top Stories With Post Columnist Robert McCartney

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There's a week and a half to go before primary day in the D.C. mayoral race.

A Washington Post poll shows Fenty behind Gray -- what would the mayor need to do to close that gap?

Also, Ward 3 council member Mary Cheh announces her backing Gray for mayor.

In Maryland, State Senator Ulysses Currie was indicted by a grand jury this week on 18 counts.

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the week's top stories...

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