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Wheelchair-Accessibility Deadline For Taxis Prompts Threat, Confusion

The D.C. Taxicab Commission is ordering 21 companies to cease all operations by July 15 for failing to meet a deadline to convert at least 6 percent of their fleets to wheelchair-accessible vehicles. But some companies on that list say they weren't required to meet the standard.

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'The People's Fireworks' Leave Some D.C. Residents Fired Up

A lot of District residents assume that the sound of cheap rockets and firecrackers comes with the territory on the Fourth of July, but some say that the annual tradition — which is largely illegal — has gotten out of hand.

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D.C. To Get More Body Cameras, But Only If Public Gets Access To Footage

The press and public will have the right to request footage from the body-worn cameras being deployed by the D.C. police department, a victory for open government advocates who feuded with Mayor Muriel Bowser over access to the footage collected by the cameras.
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Lawsuit Raises Questions About Animal Dung In Chesapeake Bay

How much animal dung belongs in the Chesapeake Bay? Is the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality doing enough to keep it out? Those questions are at the heart of a lawsuit that a judge in Richmond will hear Thursday.
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Clinton Announces $45 Million Fundraising Haul

Hillary Clinton's campaign says it raised more than $45 million in its opening quarter. She's the first major candidate to announce fundraising numbers.
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13 Emails That Stood Out From The Latest Clinton Document Dump

The thousands of new emails don't reveal a "smoking gun" from the Democratic presidential candidate's time at State, but do give insight into her daily activities — and some funny daily struggles.
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Gerrymandering Exacerbates Partisan Gridlock, Political Scientist Says

Will the Supreme Court's decision to allow non-partisan commissions to draw districts break legislative gridlock? Linda Wertheimer talks to political scientist Thomas Mann.
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Can The Candidate Move Beyond 'The Christie Show'?

This week the Christie Tracker podcast headed to Livingston High School for analysis on Gov. Chris Christie's announcement.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 1, 2015

You can check out work by local women artists or see a comedy about how one woman’s midlife crisis affects those around her.

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'Dope' Director On Geekdom, The N-Word And Confronting Racism With Comedy

Rick Famuyiwa's new film is about a black high-school student who's into 90s hip hop and Japanese comic books. He calls Dope a celebration of kids whose interests don't fit into pop-culture norms.
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How Could Avian Flu Affect People? Scientists Are Looking Into It

In Virginia, a group of scientists from around the world are trying to figure out how new strains of avian flu could impact humans by looking at the virus in a new way.
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Save Wildlife, Save Yourself?

Protecting the environment may reduce many diseases, such as Lyme and West Nile, a study finds. The tantalizing idea suggests that conservation and human health may be more connected than we thought.