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D.C. Council Tables Contributory Negligence Bill Till 2015

Bicyclists and pedestrians in Washington will have to wait until 2015 for help when it comes to collecting compensation for injuries sustained in traffic crashes.
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D.C. Protestors Call For Police Accountability In Wake Of Darren Wilson Decision

Protesters downtown Tuesday called for changes to D.C. police policy, including the creation of a citizen review board that would have the ability to fire officers who use excessive force.
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At Annual Turkey Giveaway, Residents Warmly Remember Barry

The turkey giveaway in Ward 8 went on as it had for years past, but for one thing: the man who gave away the turkeys.
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D.C. Council Tweaks Concealed Carry Bill, But Legal Challenges Remain

A D.C. Council committee today made small tweaks to the bill that allows residents to apply for concealed carry permits, but the changes are unlikely to mollify gun advocates who say the permitting scheme is so restrictive that it borders on the unconstitutional.
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Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."
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Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.
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D.C. Libertarian Party Fails To Maintain Ballot Access

The D.C. Libertarian Party's brief tenure as a major political party in the city is over, meaning no more primaries and tougher rules for ballot access.
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'Imitated, But Never Duplicated': Two D.C. Legislators Remember Barry

Two of Marion Barry's colleagues on the D.C. Council remember him as a force of nature who connected with residents like few politicians can — or ever will again.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 25

When information is left open to interpretation, distortions and confusion can take hold. You can see a play about the family fallout that occurs when a patriarch fails to leave behind a clear will. An exhibit turns words into art.

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Lions, Pianos And Boomboxes, Oh My: Movie Artifacts Hit The Auction Block

Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the Wizard of Oz, the piano from Casablanca, and Radio Raheem's boombox from Do the Right Thing are some of the pieces of Hollywood memorabilia that sold at auction Monday night in New York.
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D.C. Student Groups Push Schools To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Students concerned about how their schools are contributing to climate change are pushing for divestment from fossil fuels, but at least at American University, the results have been mixed.

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Plan To Use Gulf Oil Spill Funds For Beach Hotel Sparks Lawsuit

Environmentalists are suing to stop Alabama from using nearly $60 million in BP oil spill recovery funds to build a new hotel on the beach. The project is one of dozens underway across the region.