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D.C. Council Sends Minimum Wage Hike To Mayor

The D.C. Council is scheduled to take a final vote on raising the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by 2016.

12/17/2013

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Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington, D.C.

The Capitol Christmas Tree is arriving at the U.S. Capitol after making its way from a forest in northeast Washington state.

11/25/2013

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D.C. Again Asks Judge To Uphold Gun Laws

District of Columbia officials are again asking a judge to uphold gun registration requirements put in place after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the city’s decades-old ban on handguns in 2008.

11/05/2013

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Nasty D.C. Commutes Go On Furlough, Too

The government shutdown is taking some of the sting from parts of the D.C. region’s notoriously nasty commute.

10/03/2013

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Tourists Find Sites Barricaded On National Mall

The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation’s most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years.

10/02/2013

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Woman Accused Of Paint Vandalism Found Incompetent

Doctors say a woman who was arrested in July and accused of splattering green paint at the Washington National Cathedral is incompetent to stand trial.

09/27/2013

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D.C. Officials: 2 of 5 Troubled Bridges Are Fixed

Five bridges in the nation’s capital, including the heavily traveled Frederick Douglass Bridge over the Anacostia River, are categorized by federal highway officials as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient,” but District of Columbia officials say they’ve already fixed one and replaced another.

09/15/2013

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D.C. Mayor Vetoes Wage Bill Affecting Walmart

Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed a bill Thursday that would force Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour, calling it a “job killer” that would not advance the goal of a living wage for District of Columbia workers.

09/12/2013

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D.C. National Guard Museum To Open

There’s a new museum in Washington: a gallery commemorating the history of the District of Columbia National Guard.

09/11/2013

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Officers Who Died On 9/11 To Be Honored In D.C.

Law enforcement officers who died during the Sept. 11 terror attacks are being honored in Washington.

09/11/2013

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D.C.’s Bid For The 2024 Summer Olympics Is Good News For Baltimore

The nation’s capitol is making a push for the 2024 summer Olympic Games, and that’s good news for Baltimore.

08/27/2013

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Wanted Man Leads Police On 50-Mile Chase Through Maryland & D.C.

The pursuit of a Baltimore man allegedly wanted on felony warrants takes police on a high-speed chase more than 50 miles. The pursuit went all the way to D.C. and back into Maryland.

08/17/2013

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