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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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Arts Programs See Some Funds Restored By Congress

A budget deal approved by Congress restores funding for some national arts and cultural programs, but others will still see reductions.

01/17/2014

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Congress Says ‘No’ To Eisenhower Memorial Funding

Funding requested to begin building the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial near the National Mall has been eliminated in a spending deal passed by Congress, while lawmakers restored funding for other national arts and cultural programs.

01/17/2014

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With Unemployment Benefits Set To Expire, Mayor Rawlings-Blake Talks City Job Services

With federal unemployment benefits set to expire for more than 1 million Americans, Baltimore officials are trying to inform city residents about their options.

12/27/2013

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Obama Orders Military To Review Sexual Assault

A shocking rise in reported sex crimes in the military leads to action. Congress just passed some new reforms, but critics say they should be doing much more.

12/20/2013

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Senate Backs Changes To Fight Sexual Assault In The Military

A dramatic rise in the number of reported sexual assaults in the military has lawmakers taking action. Some Senators are backing sweeping changes to how those cases are prosecuted.

11/20/2013

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White House Tours Resume After 7 Months

Hoping to snag a glimpse of the inside of the White House, the first dog or even first lady Michelle Obama? Now may be your chance.

11/06/2013

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Recent Polls Show Congressional Approval Ratings At All-Time-Low

Some are now expressing growing frustrations with the nation’s leaders. A slew of recent polls show congressional approval ratings at an all-time-low.

11/01/2013

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Guilty Plea In White Powder Letter Sent To Sen. Mikulski

A Vancouver, Wash., man accused of sending threatening letters laced with white powder to Congress members has pleaded guilty to mailing such a letter to U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

10/30/2013

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