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Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Read this: Foul-mouthed council members; Charlie Sheen; Carla Hall; Elizabeth Warren

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When is it okay to print a four-letter word in the Washington Post? When it’s uttered by a public official in a public meeting. Catch the unexpurgated expletives thrown around last week by the current fractious, ethics-scarred, borderline-dysfunctional D.C. Council, courtesy of our colleages Tim Craig and Vanessa Williams.

In other news: More people watched the first “Two and a Half Men” without Charlie Sheen than ever watched him on it, says Lisa de Moraes. And Tim Carman visits the set of Carla Hall’s new talk show, “The Chew.” Experts agree: The once-unknown caterer from Silver Spring is a natural. (We caught up with Carla on the VIP charity circuit in June.)

(Adam Hunger/Reuters)

“I work at Harvard, but I was not born at Harvard.”

-- Law professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren on emphasizing her humble roots over her Ivy League pedigree in her Massachusetts Senate race.

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