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Then- Mayor Marion Barry faces reporters, with then-press secretary Lurma Rackley, in 1990. (Carol GuzyThe Washington Post)

Marion Barry explaining to our colleague Monica Hesse why there are few more challenging jobs than the one he recently posted: to be his new director of communications. Hesse collects war stories — the gaffes, the drug busts, the blunt talk — from Barry’s former flacks.

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