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WASHINGTON - Gov. Jerry Brown has run into any number of old acquaintances while in Washington over the weekend, most of whom he seemed to recall.

But there are others. Approached by a man following a meeting at the White House this morning, the 73-year-old Democrat shook his hand, looked twice at his name tag and said he had to go.

"I'm late," Brown said.

Brown, in town for a meeting of the National Governors Association, said while walking to his car that the governors' White House dinner with President Barack Obama on Sunday night was "pretty good."

"I didn't eat the steak, but I ate the crab cakes," he said. "I try to avoid eating red meat."


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