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Councilmember Vincent Orange has some explaining to do about the 26 $1,000 money orders he received last year, most of which were from the Jeff Thompson network. [WAMU]

It’s semi-official: Thompson raid was related to campaign finance. Also, Thompson has hired Ollie North’s lawyer.  [Post]

Gray campaign allegedly converted illegal cash donations to 200 to 300 money orders, says Bruce Johnson [WUSA9]

Council Chairman Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown installs treadmills at Wilson Building. [DCist]

Post ed board to Mayor Vince Gray: quit telling the CFO what to do. [Post]

Gray admin diverting special ed savings away from schools [Examiner]

Gray making statehood pitch at Republican National Convention in sunny Tampa (home of the Bucs training facility.) [Post]

Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander opposing planed pot-growing site [Times]

How to deal effectively with young criminals [Examiner]

Ellsworth Colbert had prior run-ins at Wilson Building [Examiner]

MLK Library, share space or move [HC]