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D.C. Mayoral Nominee Can’t Breeze To Victory

Muriel Bowser’s decisive victory in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city’s eighth mayor, but she can’t expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections.

04/03/2014

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Foot Search Of D.C. Park For Girl To Resume Monday

A foot search of a District of Columbia park for a missing 8-year-old girl is expected to resume Monday.

03/30/2014

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Spate Of Corruption Stains Otherwise Thriving D.C.

Mayor Vincent Gray often calls the District of Columbia “the envy of the nation” for its robust economy and fast-growing population, but some say the local government he leads — plagued by corruption, pay-to-play politics and disengaged voters — is a stain on the city’s progress.

03/21/2014

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Marion Barry Endorses D.C. Mayor Amid Federal Probe

Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry said Mayor Vincent Gray should be re-elected because of his experience and track record, and he brushed off concerns about a federal investigation of Gray’s 2010 campaign, saying, “I know about how U.S. attorneys work.”

03/19/2014

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Smithsonian Opens 3 Museums Despite Snow In D.C.

While most federal workers have a snow day, the Smithsonian Institution is opening several museums to visitors at their regular times.

03/17/2014

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Prosecutors: D.C. Mayor Knew Of ‘Shadow Campaign’

The mayor of Washington, D.C. is embroiled in a federal corruption investigation. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he will not step down from office–even after federal prosecutors accuse him of participating in an illegal campaign to raise money for his election.

03/11/2014

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Elections Officials Let D.C. Pot Initiative Go Forward

Elections officials in the District of Columbia are allowing a ballot initiative to go forward that would let the city’s voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the city.

03/11/2014

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D.C. Declares Snow Emergency Starting Early Monday

District of Columbia officials have declared a snow emergency will go into effect early Monday. That means cars parked on snow emergency routes will be ticketed and towed.

03/02/2014

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Governors, D.C. Mayor To Discuss Regional Issues

The governors of Maryland and Virginia and the mayor of the District of Columbia are getting together to discuss regional issues.

02/26/2014

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Nation’s Capital Region Shuts Down After Snowfall

The nation’s capital and surrounding area shut down Thursday as snow blanketed the region, dumping nearly 9 inches in Washington and more than 2 feet in one part of Baltimore County.

02/13/2014

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Black Women’s History Archive Moving From D.C. To Md.

The National Park Service says it’s relocating the National Archives for Black Women’s History from the District of Columbia to Maryland because an evaluation of the current site found inadequate conditions to appropriately house the archives.

02/13/2014

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D.C. Police Chief Addresses Officer Misconduct

District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Friday that the department is working to implement an on-body camera system for officers to “establish a record of police conduct.”

01/24/2014

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