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D.C.: Even More Unequal Than You May Have Thought

D.C. suffers from high levels of income inequality, but new data from the city shows that it may be higher than previously thought.
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Northern Virginia Congressional Race Could Hinge On 'Sexist' Comment

The contest between Barbara Comstock and John Foust for the open tenth district congressional seat in Northern Virginia is centering on women’s issues and a remark made by Foust that Republicans are calling “sexist.”
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D.C. Leaf Collection Returns — With The Correct Ward Maps

D.C.'s leaf collection trucks will back out on the streets on Monday, with city crews beginning their annual fall routine of raking and vacuuming along sidewalks and roadsides.
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Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause

Those fighting new voting laws are watching the polls closely for evidence that the legislation restricts the right to vote. But these same groups are pushing voter turnout, in some cases to vote the proponents out of office.
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In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils

One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.
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In Search Of Votes, Congressional Hopeful Comstock Aligns Herself With Frank Wolf

When Republican candidate Barbara Comstock greets voters at a high school football match in Loudon County, she's quick to associate herself with retiring Congressman Wolf.
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The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 31

This Halloween weekend you can treat yourself to a selection of scary films.
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A Well-Designed Parking Sign Can Make Life Much Easier

Is it safe to park on the street, or are you risking a ticket? The more signs there are, the more confusing that question gets. Designer Nikki Sylianteng has found a way to help.
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A Cosmetic Issue? In MoCo, A Battle Over Lawn-Care Pesticides

The word "cosmetic" can be both an adjective and a noun. The differences between those uses is fueling the fight over a bill in Montgomery County regarding pesticides.
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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.