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Congressman Requests Hearing On Redskins Name

A member of Congress is requesting a hearing on the Washington Redskins’ name, calling it “another example of racial insensitivity in sports” in the wake of Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA.

05/09/2014

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Congressman: D.C. Pot Law Raises Federal-Local Questions

More than a third of U.S. states have some form of marijuana decriminalization, but only the District of Columbia’s pot policy is being singled out for a Congressional hearing.

05/09/2014

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House Approves Bill For U.S. Women’s History Museum

Citing history textbooks, national parks and landmarks that mostly leave women out, lawmakers Wednesday are reviving a long-stalled effort to create a National Women’s History Museum in the nation’s capital.

05/07/2014

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Rubenstein To Lead Council For Library Of Congress

Businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein will become the next chairman of an advisory group that helps to guide the Library of Congress in Washington.

05/06/2014

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Rep. Moran Loses Bid To Boost Lawmakers’ Pay

A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington.

04/10/2014

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Md. Teen First Death Linked To Faulty GM Ignition Switch

A Maryland family is at the center of a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Their daughter was killed in a car crash linked to General Motors’ faulty ignition switches.

04/01/2014

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Congress Heeds Dying Va. Girl’s Call On Research

Two weeks before she died from brain cancer last October, tiny 10-year-old Gabriella Miller of Leesburg, Va., delivered a message on YouTube to Congress: “Stop talking and start doing.”

03/13/2014

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Empty Mailboxes Across Maryland Have Congress Demanding Answers

Communities across Maryland aren’t getting their mail. Many Marylanders are frustrated, but for some, it’s a matter of life or death.

02/21/2014

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D.C. Council Votes To Create Scholarship Program

The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to create a wide-ranging college scholarship program for city students amid questions about whether it could endanger a popular federal program.

02/04/2014

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Smithsonian Scraps Plan To Reopen Building

The Smithsonian Institution won’t reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall this year as an innovation pavilion as planned.

01/28/2014

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White House Warns Obama Could Go Around Congress To Close Economic Gap

President Barack Obama will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must, his top advisers warned Sunday in previewing Tuesday’s State of the Union speech.

01/26/2014

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Ruppersberger Won’t Run For Governor, Seeks Re-election To Congress

Democratic Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, announced Wednesday that he will not run for governor in 2014. Instead he will file as a candidate for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives.

01/22/2014

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