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  • Jeffrey Thompson holds up his hands to indicate he will not speak to reporters as leaves federal court in Washington, after being charged Monday in a criminal information with two conspiracy offenses stemming from an ongoing investigation Monday, March 10, 2014.  District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray was aware of an off-the-books "shadow campaign" to support his 2010 bid and personally requested the funds from Thompson, federal prosecutors said Monday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Despite scandal, DC mayor makes pitch for 2nd term

    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign" with a convicted donor nicknamed "Uncle Earl."


  • 1 in 3 autistic young adults lack jobs, education

    One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That's a poorer showing than those with other disabilities including those who are mentally disabled, the researchers said.


  • In this March 2011 photo provided by Jeff Martin, Ian Wells sits on a bicycle in North Hanover, N.J. Wells, 21, of Allentown, N.J., has autism and has had trouble finding paid employment. (Associated Press)

    1 in 3 autistic young adults lack jobs, education

    One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That's a poorer showing than those with other disabilities including those who are mentally disabled, the researchers said.


  • Ian Wells of Allentown, N.J., is 21 years old and unlikely to attend college because of his autism. He wants a job, but he has only found unpaid internships. (Associated Press)

    1 in 3 young adults with autism lack jobs, education

    One in three young adults with autism have no paid-job experience, college or technical school nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds.


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