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Vincent Gray Officially Elected DC Mayor

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington voters have elected D.C. Council chairman Vincent Gray mayor, a result that had been expected for more than a month after he won the city's September primary.

Voters on Tuesday picked Gray, who had no Republican opponent in the general election.

Voters also chose Kwame Brown to replace Gray as the head of the D.C. Council and sent Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton back to the U.S. House as the city's delegate. In a referendum, voters decided that they want to elect the city's attorney general, a position that is currently appointed.

Finally, voters re-elected six members to the 13-member D.C. Council: Phil Mendelson, David Catania, Jim Graham, Harry Thomas, Tommy Wells and Mary Cheh.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
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Looking For Love

(WUSA) -- You've probably seen those classified ads from folks feeling they've missed out on a chance for love.

They usually read something like "You -- wearing blue dress. Me -- tall, dark, handsome. Should have said something when you dropped your paper on the Metro."

Well now, Craigslist is taking all the postings its gotten in a seven week span to create a list of the most romantic Metro stations. The site mapped 286 missed connections posted on its DC sites over a 7 week span. Here's a look at the results:

1. Vienna/Fairfax GMU (Orange)
2. Van Dorn Street (Blue)
3. Shady Grove (Red)
4. Dupont Circle (Red)
5. Metro Center (Orange/Red/Blue)
6. Van Ness (Red)
7. Pentagon (Blue/Yellow)
8. Rosslyn (Orange/Blue)
9. Ballston-MU (Orange)
8. Foggy Bottom-GWU (Orange/Blue)
9. Chinatown (Red/Green/Yellow)
10. Crystal City (Blue/Yellow)

 

Behind The Scenes In DC For Jon Stewart's Daily Show

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- A desk with pillars and pictures of the sky sits in middle of a dark stage. Stand-ins pace in front of green screens while electronic cameras glide across the floor. This is the Daily Show, DC style.

Comedy Central practically invaded Sidney Harman Hall. Their production crews shuffle up and down the stairs, relaying information and food to the rest of the group. Random tables and chairs have been turned into makeshift offices with laptops and TV screens are around every corner.

There is an excitement in the air. It's felt by the production crew as well as theater staff and fans lining up outside.

It's only Tuesday, but a Comedy Central spokeswoman warns that the in will begin to form at 1 pm. A small group of people wait patiently behind red velvet ropes. An hour passes, and the line triples. By 4 pm, there are hundreds of people waiting anxiously.

Comedy Central Hits the Road and Comes to DC

The Countdown to Sanity and/or Fear Rally hits its 3 day mark today, as Comedy Central prepares for this "big tailgate disguised as a rally." So is this about politics or is it just part of a Comedy Central stunt? Opinions go both ways.

Yesterday, WUSA9's reporter Lindsey Mastis had the chance to talk to Larry Wilmore, one of the Daily Show's correspondents at the Shakespeare Theatre in Chinatown. The Shakespeare Theatre is hosting Comedy Central this week and audience members were lining up outside early yesterday afternoon for the taping of the Daily Show. Tonight's special guest is President Barack Obama.

Teacher Inspires Students In DC, Part Two

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA)--In Northeast Washington, a public charter school is now home to a young woman recently named Teach For America's elementary school teacher of the year.

Julia King was recognized for dramatically raising math and English test scores at her former school in Gary, Indiana. Now, she's inside one of the District's most successful schools.

At DC Prep, a public charter school in Northeast Washington, students are encouraged to dream... and dream big.

"In my future, I would love to go to Harvard Law School and this school has definitely pushed me," said Daeshawn Aulton, an 8th grader.

5th grader Orie Ulu wants to be a doctor.

Congressional Candidate Campaigns With Graphic Abortion Pics

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (WUSA) -- The Republican candidate for DC Delegate in the U.S. Congress is using abortion, along with graphic images of abortion, as the main platform of her campaign.

Missy Reilly Smith, just released graphic ads scheduled to air this week on local television stations. She's using these ads to introduce herself as a "champion for unborn babies," according to the 30-second political commercials she's already posted on her website.

Smith used part of that time to call out democrats she says "support the murders of babies."

One of the candidates she names in the ad is her democratic opponent, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who is also the incumbent.

Del. Norton called Smith "A far right fringe candidate."

In a statement released to the media Norton added:

Don't Let The Costume's Fool You

WASHINGTON (WUSA) --It looks more like a costume party than a sports competition as the eight women pose for their pictures.  But the fact of the matter is they're all about to engage in something pretty unique.   Would you believe they were all dressed up to arm wrestle?  "Being in an arm wrestling competition is pretty much as far from my normal life as you could possibly get," says Andrea Kavanagh, who works for an Environmental company.