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Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in Congressional history will retire when her fifth term in the Senate is up.

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D.C. Should Reject Pepco-Exelon Merger, Council Member Mary Cheh Says

If the Pepco-Exelon merger is approved, it would become the largest power distributor in the U.S. — but one D.C. lawmaker says it's bad business for the city.

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Hobby Lobby President's Museum Of The Bible Draws Praise And Skepticism

Two blocks south of the National Mall, construction is underway on the Museum of the Bible: a $400 million enterprise funded by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.

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Md. State Senator Wants To Lower Drinking Age For Active-Duty Military

A state senator from Maryland wants to drop the legal drinking age to 18 for active-duty military members, saying it's a small token of appreciation for soldiers.
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Judge Orders D.C. To Pay $9.2 Million For Wrongful Conviction

The D.C. government has been ordered to pay more than $9 million to Kirk Odom, a District man wrongly imprisoned for more than two decades.

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New Escalator At Dupont Circle South Already Undergoing Major Repair

Metro spent nine months and $12 million rebuilding the escalators at Dupont Circle South. So riders are asking themselves: why is one of those escalators broken already?

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Bowser Administration Considering Killing D.C. Streetcar Expansion Plans

The original vision for the D.C. Streetcar system was a 22-miles of track to connect disparate parts of the District. But a changing budget climate has led to pared down plans that could diminish the streetcar's value.

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Virginia Lawmakers Brace For Possibility Affordable Care Act Could Be Jettisoned

The Supreme Court is preparing to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, potentially threatening the federal subsidies that pay for health care for millions of Americans.

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Eating Like A Pig: How Beer Byproducts Transform Into Chow For Sows

The growth of Washington, D.C.’s beer industry is proving to be a win-win: both for local brewers, and for local pigs.

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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.
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Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.
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Netanyahu In Washington For Controversial Speech To Congress

"The move has created bad blood between Netanyahu and Obama, and relations between the two countries have suffered," NPR's Jackie Northam reports.
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Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

Nina Pham, 26, who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient, tells the Dallas Morning News that she will file a lawsuit Monday charging the hospital in Dallas lacked proper training and equipment.
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Russians March In Memory Of Murdered Opposition Leader Nemtsov

Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Putin, was shot and killed in Moscow on Friday. David Greene talks to NPR's Corey Flintoff and independent political analyst Masha Lipman.
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Avalanches Kill Nearly 250 In Afghanistan

The latest avalanches, in the Panjshir Valley north of the capital, Kabul, have cut off villages in the area for almost a week.
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Iraq Launches Effort To Retake Tikrit From ISIS Fighters

An Iraqi force has begun a large-scale operation to recapture Tikrit, according to state TV. Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, lies between Baghdad and Mosul.
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Liberia's President: Ebola Re-Energized Her Downtrodden Country

In an exclusive interview, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf remembers how Liberia was "the poster child of everything that could go wrong." But people lived up to the local proverb: "Go fix it."