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DC mayor meets with Obama for 1st time since 2010

Tuesday - 8/27/2013, 6:01pm  ET

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has met with President Barack Obama for the first time since before he took office.

Gray was one of 18 mayors who met with the president and Attorney General Eric Holder Tuesday afternoon to discuss strategies to reduce youth violence. The group also included Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.; Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, Calif.; Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans; and Michael Nutter of Philadelphia.

A spokesman for the mayor says Gray shared details about the city's summer programs that keep at-risk youth out of trouble.

Gray's only previous meeting with Obama came in late 2010, when he was mayor-elect. In March 2011, federal prosecutors launched an investigation of Gray's 2010 campaign that is still ongoing. Four former campaign aides have pleaded guilty to felonies.

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