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DDOT Issues New Safety Rules For Sidewalks In Construction Zones

The District's Department of Transportation has issued new rules requiring construction companies to provide safe pedestrian accommodations in work zones.
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Interview: Former D.C. Police Office Talks About Relations With the Community

Ronald Hampton served on MPD for 23 years, and this week he spoke with WAMU 88.5 this week about relations between the community and police in the 1970s and how Ferguson now reflects D.C. then.
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D.C. Charter Leader Objects To Plan Setting Aside Seats For At-Risk Students

The leader of D.C.'s charter school board says that he opposes an initiative adopted by Mayor Vincent Gray that would set aside a certain percentage of seats at high-performing charter schools for at-risk students.
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McDonnell Corruption Trial: Former Gov Defends Relationship With Jonnie Williams

On the stand today, the former Virginia governor defended his relationship with the businessman at the heart of the trial, saying it was appropriate.
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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.
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For Obama, August Is The Cruelest Month

It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
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Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

With the electorate as polarized as ever and the promise of plenty of close House and Senate elections this November, lawyers are already preparing for the recounts that are almost certain to follow.
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U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The State Department lauded the fundraising phenomenon, but said the participation of high-profile diplomats, such as ambassadors, violates internal policy.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 22

A concert highlights D.C. talent and an exhibit explores nature in a manmade world.
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Bustin' Loose In Langdon: Chuck Brown Memorial Park Unveiled Today

Fans and family flocked to D.C.'s Langdon neighborhood today to witness the unveiling of Chuck Brown Memorial Park.
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One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery

This third-largest wildfire in California's history struck the area near Yosemite National Park. Since then, controversy has broken out over whether to log the trees and replant seedlings.
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EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.