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Poll: D.C. Voters Strongly Favor Pot Legalization

A new poll shows that District of Columbia residents favor legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

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Eisenhower Memorial Panel Considers Gehry’s Design

A federal commission working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall is considering Wednesday whether to move forward with architect Frank Gehry’s design after years of controversy over the project.

09/17/2014

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D.C. Proposes Concealed-Carry Licensing Program

Residents of the nation’s capital will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they provide a specific reason for needing one, officials said Wednesday.

09/17/2014

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Ceremony Marks Anniversary Of Navy Yard Shooting

Top Navy officials and family members are among more than 2,000 people remembering the Washington Navy Yard shootings a year after 12 people were killed.

09/16/2014

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Wilkins Sworn In As U.S. Appeals Court Judge

A judge who was the plaintiff in a landmark Maryland racial-profiling case has been sworn in as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

09/12/2014

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Smithsonian To Open New History Galleries In 2015

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History plans to open its first section of newly renovated galleries next year with a focus on innovation and the history of American business.

09/10/2014

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Maryland Would Play Major Role In Washington 2024 Olympics Bid

A new push to bring the summer Olympics to the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore region is moving forward. The region is one of four U.S. cities being considered by the Olympic Committee.

09/05/2014

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6th Person Tied To Gray Campaign Pleads Guilty

A former D.C. Council candidate who served as driver for District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray during his 2010 campaign has pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate campaign finance laws.

09/05/2014

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Former Mayor Williams Joins DC Olympic Group

Former District of Columbia mayor Anthony Williams and former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue are among the leaders of a group vying to bring the Olympics to Washington in 2024.

09/04/2014

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Study Finds Gunfire Occurs Near Many D.C. Schools

A new study shows that large numbers of District of Columbia school students could hear gunfire near their school buildings during the 2011-2012 school year.

09/03/2014

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D.C. Predicts Surge In Homeless Families This Winter

A new report says the District of Columbia should expect another surge in homeless families this winter.

09/03/2014

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D.C. Mayoral Candidates Must Overcome Voter Apathy

On Nov. 4, District of Columbia residents will elect the seventh mayor in the city’s history — at least, a few of them will.

08/30/2014

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