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WASHINGTON (AP) National Public Radio is suspending its search for a top news executive while its board searches for a new chief executive officer. Officials say the next CEO of the public broadcasting outlet should help in the selection of the top news executive.

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Carlos Beltran returned to the Mets' lineup with a hit and a sliding catch in right field as New York defeated the Washington Nationals 8-2 today. Beltran had not played in a major league spring training game for three weeks because of tendinitis in his left knee.

WASHINGTON (AP) Federal prosecutors say a man charged with fatally shooting a man at a D.C. bar has been wanted by immigration officials since 2007. Prosecutors argued at a hearing yesterday that 24-year-old Alexis Pineda of Suitland, Md., should be held in the D.C. jail and was a fugitive after immigration officials found him in Arizona and ordered him deported. He is a native of Guatemala.

WASHINGTON (AP) As the cherry blossoms hit peak bloom in Washington, the U.S. Park Police are warning drivers of some traffic restrictions around the Tidal Basin. The festival brings thousands more visitors to the area around the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro's general manager says efforts to maintain and refurbish the transit system would take a big hit if Congress gives final approval to a $150 million cut in funding. But General Manager Richard Sarles says safety initiatives would continue even without the $150 million.

WASHINGTON (AP) Advocates for congressional voting rights for the District of Columbia plan a series of meetings with U.S. senators to call attention to a budget bill that would affect government programs in Washington. The U.S. House has passed the bill.

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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.
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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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