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The Loose Lips mayoral debate is this Sunday, 8 p.m., at the Black Cat. [LL]

Vince Gray faces opponents at televised debate. [PostPost]

Jeff Thompson kept keeping Pat Mara out of office. [LL]

Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies is sick of “Uncle Earl.” [Washingtonian]

Gray gets a kind word from Lanny Davis. [LL]

Police union backs Tommy Wells. [LL]

Gray speechwriter says his State of the District was the opposite of a racial dog whistle. [Post]

District could combine its lottery contracts. [WAMU]

Adrian Fenty will disappear from some city fields. [Post]

New property tax assessments will increase valuations. [WBJ]

Firefighter charged in arson scheme. [Post]

Firefighter background checks on hold. [Times]

Police shoot two pit bulls. [Post]

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