Al Gore making rare stop in D.C.

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WASHINGTON–Former Vice President Al Gore is rarely seen around here; he will hit D.C. on April 15 to keynote a conference on climate change also featuring EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and former Obama White House “green” advisor Van Jones, who resigned in a 2009 controversy.

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